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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort 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.


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 • Turkey, Print 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 »


July 9, 2015 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Tivnikli’s company to erect wind turbines in area where historical ruins uncovered

The Silivri Enerji Inc. owned by businessman Abdullah Tivnikli will continue the construction of wind turbines in the village of Fener in the Silivri district of İstanbul despite ancient historical ruins being found at the site following an archaeological excavation, a daily has said. The Radikal daily wrote on Thursday that while the construction was ongoing, ancient graves and walls that were each one meter wide were uncovered during the excavations. The daily underlined that the site should have been . . . Complete story »


May 15, 2015 • Turkey, Print storyE-mail story

Wind turbine project stopped in Karaburun

The Administrative Court in Ankara has ruled that fifty operating wind turbines in Karaburun be stopped. The locals of Yaylaköy, Karaburun are delighted with the court decision. It is 20 days since the wind turbines stopped working. From the beginning of the struggle to protect their village from the adverse affects from the Wind Power Plants that are spreading all over the peninsula, the local people have finally received good news. The Administrative Court, ruled in April that even if . . . Complete story »


March 27, 2015 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Turbulent times in Bodrum over wind turbine project

Land owners, local residents and environmentalists have risen in a united protest against the proposed construction of two wind power plants (RES) at Yalıkavak and Akyarlar districts in Bodrum. They are demanding the cancellation of the project, principally because the area in question is an important area for archaeology and nature, as well as being close to residential and tourist zones. Bodrum is the third largest tourist destination in Turkey, generating revenue of 1.7 billion dollars annually. Over the decades . . . Complete story »


December 8, 2014 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Residents outraged at tree felling for wind power plant in Urla

Plans for the felling of 1,300 trees to make way for the construction of a wind power plant have caused outrage among residents in the village of Ovacık in İzmir province. Renewable Energy Systems (RES), the company that will be building the plant, has already sent turbine parts by truck to the region and made the decision to cut down over 300 pine trees along forest roads. The company plans to cut down at least 1,300 trees in total for . . . Complete story »


November 27, 2014 • Press releases, TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex tramples on the law in Turkey

Turkish police forcefully remove peaceful protestors blocking Nordex trucks from illegally accessing controversial wind power project in the tourist resort of Çeşme. German turbine manufacturer Nordex dangerously blocked a road in the Turkish tourist resort of Çeşme on 20 November, 2014 with three 30 meters long trucks carrying equipment to a controversial wind power project (WPP). Nordex is manufacturing, installing and maintaining the turbine equipment for the WPP, which is the subject of more than 20 on-going court cases and . . . Complete story »


October 17, 2014 • Blogs, TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

The Law says Stop, Nordex doesn’t care!

After being adjourned for the sixth time so far, the latest hearing of the case brought against the landowners in Çeşme to expropriate their lands and hand their properties over to the government, which began in January 2014, was held yesterday. The cabinet decision for ‘Urgent Expropriation’ for energy related projects requires that the Energy Market Regulatory Authority enforce the policy through local courts by way of opening cases to determine the value to be paid to existing landowners and . . . Complete story »


September 10, 2014 • Opinions, TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Cesme is too precious to be sacrificed to greedy “green” profit

A swift action is needed because time is of essence in reversing the continued construction of the wind power plants in Cesme against all objections grounded on legal, moral, health and environmental reasons. Otherwise, there will likely be serious consequences for the investors, local population and the crown jewel’s natural treasures. International outcry will also become more vocal. It is not an opposition against the wind-turbines. They are indeed a fact of life, whether we like their silhouette or not, . . . Complete story »


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