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[Ambassador report] [Free Report] Turkey's June 5 World Environement Day Report

by Umut Karadeniz | 01-09-2019 09:24 Comments 9 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations

Environmental Engineers Chamber, prepared ahead of World Environment Day June 5 “World Environment Day 2019 report on Turkey.” has been declared.

The report noted the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization closed the Zero Waste Department in May, despite major environmental problems from waste to nuclear and radioactive waste. President of CHAMBER OF Environmental Engineers Baran Bozoğlu has explained the 2019 World Environment Day report as follows:

1.     - Nuclear risk in and around Iğdır (a city in Turkey):

The Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia is 16 km away from the Iğdır provincial border and does not have an earthquake protection and protection basin like the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. None of them, including the provinces at the border, are prepared for the negative impact of the nuclear power plant. It is a question of whether we are prepared for what should be done in a possible accident.

2.      -“Zero Waste” was canceled

The “Zero Waste” department and the Climate Change Adaptation Department, established by Ministry of Environment and Urbanization last year, were completely close on May 24 2019.

3.      -The lands of Konya ( a city in Turkey) are disappearing:

Because of the illegal and uncontrolled usage of groundwater in Karapınar, a region of Konya, underground waters have been withdrawn and boreholes began to form in the region. In the first 5 months of 2019, 8 large diameter and depth potholes were formed in the region.

4.     - Gaziemir (a region in a city of Turkey) is spitting venom:

In 2007, a lead recovery coming out of the factory, Turkey Atomic Energy of radioactive and hazardous waste sitting in the public agenda and in 2012 is determined by Authority was removed from the region and rehabilitation were not performed. The amount of radioactive waste indicated in the reports that the amount of 100 thousand tons in 2015, an unscientific application was poured soil. Despite the positive EIA decision taken for waste removal and rehabilitation in 2017, it is seen that no work has been done yet.

5.      -816 municipals aren’t cleaning wastewater:

74% of Turkey’s surface water is dirty. The generation of wastewater from thermal power plants increased to 57 percent. 1338 municipalities have sewerage networks and 59 municipalities do not have sewerage networks out of 1397. Furthermore, according to TUIK data, 816 municipalities’ wastewater is given to nature without being treated.

and much more. It hurts me to say but in our country, Turkey, an action must be taken immediately.

                                                                                   Umut Karadeniz

Ministry of Environment and Urbanization


Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Dear Umut!
    Hello this is Lisa:)

    I am really sorry that Turkey government is not yet considerate enough to care what's happening to our world.
    I think it's meaningful that you looked over what's going around in your country, non just merely acknowledging the negative status quo.
    In my opinion, realizing the reality in depth and analyzing the truth is the start for action towards climate change environment.
    If there are more citizens like you, I am sure that the government will soon change.
    After all, political power moves and revolves around the public's opinion.

    I hope that our awareness changes the world!

    Thanks for the great article.
    Keep up the good green work:)

    Your Lisa
    Posted 22-09-2019 20:48

Prakriti  Ghimire


  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thanks Dat Hua for sharing this report!
    Posted 07-09-2019 13:50

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Umut,

    Thank you for the great report about World Environment Day Report in Turkey.
    It seems that the nuclear power can be both beneficial and problematic. Countries around the world should be cautious when dealing with nuclear power plants.

    Again, it was nice to see your great work!
    Posted 07-09-2019 02:22

Ngolle  Aquila kingsman

  • Ngolle Aquila kingsman says :
    Thanks for your amazing report my friend. Wishing you the best
    Posted 03-09-2019 09:22

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Umut

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about World Environement Day

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 01-09-2019 16:22

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Its the matter of sombre that even the ministry is indifference to work for sustainable environment.
    Keep writing and shining Rosa.
    Posted 01-09-2019 13:28

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Lets hope that the ministry does look into finding innovative technologies to tackle the issue of nuclear waste and filtration or treatment.
    Posted 01-09-2019 13:21

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey there Umut!

    I hope you're well.

    It is unfortunate that even on the day of World Environment day, our Ministries are not as inclined to work towards bringing forth a cleaner environment than what many citizens would hope to be done. It saddens me that manicipalities are not given the full respect and capability to clean the water and moreover to have effluent water being discharged into our natural resources. I really do hope that the ministry does look into finding innovative technologies to tackle the issue of nuclear waste and filtration or wastewater treatment.

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated with what's happening in your nation I hope she read more of your work soon!

    With gratitude,
    Posted 01-09-2019 09:31

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