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Turkish president Erdogan raises rhetoric in Greece standoff in Mediterranean

Turkey is currently facing off against Greece and Cyprus over oil and gas exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
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Biodiversity

More fish in the sea due to outbreak as fishing season opens in Turkey

Prior to the opening of the fishing season, experts said the fish population at Turkey's seas has increased due to a lack of fishing activities and lower pollution levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Toxics

Waste from ships under surveillance with new digital system in Turkey

The Blue Card system implemented earlier this month that allows the tracking of marine waste by vessels and boats will help Turkey reduce its sea pollution.

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Toxics

Global warming study by Nobel laureate to examine lakes in Turkey

Danish scientist Erik Jeppesen will collaborate with experts from Turkey's Middle East Technical University for his research on increasing salt levels stemming from global warming and their impact on lake ecosystems.

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Plastic Pollution

Turkish diver decries plastic pollution in Bosphorus

Turkey's multiple world-record holder Sahika Ercumen dived into the Bosphorus Strait on Tuesday to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the seas.

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Toxics

Mass fish deaths in Istanbul’s Lake Küçükçekmece

Thousands of fish and crabs have been found washed ashore in Istanbul's Lake Küçükçekmece, raising fears among locals about potential environmental hazards.

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Biodiversity

Dolphins reclaim Bosphorus amid virus lockdown in Istanbul

A lull in boat traffic and a fishing ban in Istanbul forced by the coronavirus pandemic has proved good news for some of the city's most-loved inhabitants – the dolphins that swim in the fish-rich waters of the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia.

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Toxics

Media coverage of coronavirus draws restrictions on press freedom

Governments are exploiting epidemic concerns to limit press freedom, especially when official accounts are challenged.
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Justice

World's 70 million displaced people face a coronavirus disaster, Refugees International says

Refugees International questioned the effectiveness of border closures in preventing the spread of the disease.
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Justice

‘Wash our hands? Some people can't wash their kids for a week'

In devastated northwestern Syria, the coronavirus may already be spreading in packed displacement camps, and the international response is weeks behind.
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Biodiversity

Man creates endangered bird figures out of waste

A mosaic artisan is building sculptures of endangered birds by using waste materials, such as scrap metals, plastics and electronic cards to raise public awareness about environmental pollution.

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Climate

Love Nutella? World's hazelnut supply faces climate threat

Extreme weather events are threatening Turkey's Black Sea region, which produces 70 percent of the world's hazelnuts used in chocolates and spreads.
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Toxics

Congress adopts Exxon Mobil-backed law promoting new gas pipeline, arms to Cyprus

The authorization of support for a new pipeline in the Mediterranean never received a hearing, up-or-down vote, or open debate.
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Toxics

Toxic waste contamination feared as creek in eastern Turkey foams up

Locals living in Turkey's eastern Erzurum province called on authorities on Sunday to investigate a nearby creek for illegal waste disposal after foaming and mass fish deaths were reported in the stream.

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