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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.

September 4, 2014 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Sancak gets green light to build power plant on protected area

Pro-government businessman Ethem Sancak’s planned 15-megawatt wind-power plant has been approved by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, despite its proposed location being on a natural protected area, unnamed sources told Today’s Zaman on Wednesday. Sancak aims to build the plant in the Urla and Serefihisar districts of the province of İzmir, and the development plans are expected to be posted in the İzmir branch and published on the Internet site of the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning . . . Complete story »

August 12, 2014 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Boydak reacts to cancellation of energy projects

Boydak Holding, which had the licenses for several of its energy projects revoked last week, issued a response on Monday in which it expressed its commitment to continue in the sector. “Our company will continue with our work in the energy sector – in which we have a rightful place – with motivation and enthusiasm. After being informed of the cancellation of the licenses for projects we are working on that would enrich the energy sector, we have reviewed all of our . . . Complete story »

August 12, 2014 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Boydak Holding project licenses revoked

Despite its possession of licenses in the energy sector, several projects of Boydak Holding have been canceled by the Energy Market Regulatory Agency (EPDK) during the investment process, before the projects had even begun, according to a report in the Hürriyet daily on Saturday. Boydak Holding has also been banned from the energy sector for three years by the EPDK, which serves as Turkey’s energy oversight institution. The projects whose licenses have been revoked include several hydroelectric power plants and . . . Complete story »

July 22, 2014 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Turkish court stops wind farm project, saves ‘Auntie’ Remziye’s olive grove

Turkey’s Council of State has ordered a stay of execution for the government’s decision to “urgently expropriate” an olive grove in western Turkey in order to build a wind farm power plant, marking a legal victory for the plot’s 80-year-old owner, “Auntie” Remziye Saatli. The Cabinet had decided to use its authority to order an “urgent expropriation” of the olive grove near the touristic town of Çeşme in İzmir province on March 25, 2013. Remziye Saatli, the owner of 30-year-old . . . Complete story »

October 2, 2013 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy regulations to pit investors against Forestry Ministry

Upcoming regulations which the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs is currently working on have raised the concerns of wind energy investors, who claim that the new regulations will have a very adverse impact on the sector, claims which the ministry has refuted on the grounds that the regulations are based on environmental concerns and aim to improve the sector’s legal infrastructure. If the draft regulations enter into force without any changes, they will introduce standards concerning the farming-out of . . . Complete story »

October 18, 2012 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines threaten Monastery of St. Simeon

The Monastery of St. Simeon near Antakya in southern Turkey is one of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites for Christians. Yet Turkey has no official data base of the area’s heritage, leaving valuable sites open to destruction “Recently 23 wind turbines were situated on Samandağı or Simeon Mountain near Antakya – ancient Antioch, now located in present day Turkey to which the hermit Saint Simeon the Younger withdrew from the world,” Nezih Başgelen told Hurriyet Daily News. “One turbine . . . Complete story »

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