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Wind Power News: Turkey


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

January 31, 2019 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Fire in Hatay wind turbine

İlçeye bağlı Şenoba Mahallesi’nde, elektrik üretmek üzere faaliyet gösteren rüzgar türbinlerinden birinde henüz bilinmeyen bir nedenle dumanlar yükselmeye başladı. Bölgede elektrik kesildi Yangın, rüzgarın da etkisiyle kısa sürede türbinin tamamını sardı. İhbar üzerine olay yerine jandarma ve itfaiye ekipleri sevk edildi. Alınan güvenlik tedbirlerinin ardından yetkililerce bölgede elektrik kesildi. Görgü tanıkları, öğle saatlerinde hafif bir duman çıkmaya başladığını hemen itfaiye ve jandarmaya haber verdiklerini aktarırken, yangının sonradan büyüdüğünü ve tamamen yandıktan sonra kendiliğinden söndüğünü ifade ettiler. Complete story »

January 22, 2019 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Villagers up in arms about Turkish wind farm

Wind power is a clean and renewable energy source that is widely seen as better for the environment than nuclear and fossil fuel plants. Yet in Turkey, the pursuit of low costs has led companies to build wind turbines close to populated areas, angering those living nearby and leading some locals to attempt to block the construction of new wind farms. Ten years ago, when turbines were built in the Aknehir area of Turkey’s southeastern province of Hatay, the chosen . . . Complete story »

January 8, 2016 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Unprecedented deceit

In the paradise of Karaburun, Izmir/Turkey, an energy company wants to build a Wind Turbine Plant. The lawyers representing the company founded an association named Cevreci Enerji Dernegi – “Environmental Energy” – which was invited by the Ministry in order to find out whether the wind turbine project would damage the environment or not. The lawyers, representing both the company and the “Environmental NGO”, gave their positive opinion and the Project was approved by the Ministry. The investment company Çalık . . . Complete story »

December 29, 2015 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Locals file complaint against wind plants in Aegean province

A number or local residents in the Aegean province of İzmir’s touristic Çeşme and Karaburun districts have filed a lawsuit against the construction of wind power plants in their neighborhoods. Çeşme and Karaburun have suitable wind power for the plants, however many of the plants are built in the districts without the proper permission, locals and activists have said. There are currently 280 wind turbines on the Çeşme peninsula and this number will increase to 490 when the plants still . . . Complete story »

December 21, 2015 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Wind power plants spark debate in Çeşme

In Aegean touristic town of Çeşme, inhabitants and activists debate that wind power plant projects , expanding their presence in the region, could cause health problems and affect people’s life spaces. In İzmir’s green district, at least five plants in question could cause danger with their turbine poles to be erected and high-tension lines, urged a local tourism association’s vice president, Hüseyin Boyacı. The energy to be stocked could turn into a nuclear plant in Kutlu Aktaş dam, he added. . . . Complete story »

December 11, 2015 • Opinions, TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Aegean town cries for help

Everybody with environmental sensitivity in Turkey agrees fossil fuels like coal should be abandoned and renewable energy resources such as wind and solar power should be considered. Those who ponder Turkey’s economic future also agree that not distancing the country from fossil fuels will increase our dependence on foreign sources and thus no sustainable development will be achieved. They are absolutely right. It is true that we have to focus on wind and solar energy. However, there are some things . . . Complete story »

September 15, 2015 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Protests slam wind power plant in Mount Ida

In Aegean province of Çanakkale, environmentalists held a protest against the wind power plant to be installed right in the center of wild life in northern slopes of the Mount Ida. Protesters marched towards the anemometer that has been erected withing the project recently between the Tayvan Oyna and Dalak Suyu regions on 1500 meters altitude, by a private company. The project was defined as a “massacre of trees” by around 120 nature lovers, who have arrived by buses to . . . Complete story »

August 26, 2015 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Wind power plant project halted in Aegean village after protests

A local court has ruled to halt the construction of a wind power plant in Ovacık village, which lies within the Urla district of the Aegean province of İzmir, after villagers protested against the felling of trees in a forest. Recently, the court had stopped the execution temporarily and 1,789 pine and fruit trees were saved after the court launched an inspection of the region by a panel of experts. Protests sparked among villagers in June and multiple court cases . . . Complete story »

August 25, 2015 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Controversial wind power plant project halted in Aegean province after villagers’ protests

In Ovacık Village of Urla district in Aegean province of İzmir, after villagers” protests against fell trees in forestland to construct wind power plant, the administrative tribunal of İzmir have decided to halt the execution of the project, this time a limine. Recently, the court has stop the execution temporarily and 1789 pine and fruit trees have been saved, after the court launched inspection in the region with a panel of experts of three people. Protests among villagers have sparked . . . Complete story »

July 15, 2015 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Villagers stage protest to stop wind power project in western Turkey

A fight erupted at a meeting on wind energy power plants which are under construction in Karaburum town of İzmir. The villagers stopped the meeting with officials from company tasked with the project and held a protest with environmentalists. Out of 166 turbine pillars constriction of 47 pillars were completed and electricity production was launched in the wind power plant. Due to its damage to the environment, villagers and environmentalists filed lawsuit to cancellation of the project. Although the court . . . Complete story »

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