Tag: environment

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Environmental group Avli calls on both sides in Cyprus to ‘rise to occasion and coordinate a response to the Baniyas Oil Spill’

A massive oil leak from a faulty power plant in Syria continues to threaten the eastern coastline of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. The Turkish Cypriot government has turned to Turkey for help, while side-stepping offers of assistance from neighbouring South Cyprus. Although the situation appears under control, changing wind and sea currents have […]

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‘Together for our planet’: UK’s Alok Sharma meets Turkish Minister of Environment Murat Kurum

COP26 President Alok Sharma paid his first visit to Ankara last week to strengthen support for international climate action ahead of the vital climate summit in Glasgow this November. Accompanied by Britain’s Ambassador to Turkey, Dominick Chilcott, the UK Minister met with Murat Kurum, Turkey’s Minister of Environment and Urbanisation, to discuss climate change priorities […]

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British Turkish activist James Ozden takes aim at McDonald’s as part of wider action over the climate emergency

A group of activists known as Animal Rebellion blocked access to four McDonald’s distribution centres across Britain this weekend, with group spokesperson James Ozden accusing the fast food chain and wider meat and dairy industry of “destroying our planet”. Animal Rebellion used vehicles and bamboo structures to prevent lorries from leaving depots in Hemel Hempstead, […]

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TOGG: Turkey’s first fully electronic car wins top international design prize

A domestically produced Turkish electronic car has won one of the world’s leading design prizes. TOGG, short for Türkiye’nin Otomobili Girişim Grubu [Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group], was a winner in the Professional Concept category at iF Design Award 2021. Launched in 1954, the iF Design Awards are internationally recognised as ‘the symbol of design excellence’. […]

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North Cyprus introduces plastic bag charge
 

Shoppers in North Cyprus now have to pay for plastic carrier bags under a new law aimed at tackling pollution. Under the changes, which came into force on 1 December, shops must now charge 25 kuruş – nearly 4p based on current exchange rates – for each single-use plastic carrier bag issued. Businesses caught flouting […]

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Turkey worst in Europe for waste landfills
 

A report has found Turkey is Europe’s third largest producer of household and commercial waste, but the worst in recycling. It sends more than double to landfill sites compared to Spain – the next worst offender. Research by Expert Market revealed that Turkey has the worst waste management practices in Europe, chucking away a mammoth […]