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Villagers met with violence while protecting olive trees

Press release | 21 October, 2014 at 18:55

Soma, Turkey, 21 October 2014 – 11 local villagers and Greenpeace Mediterranean activists were today handcuffed, beaten and hospitalized while peacefully protecting a Yirca village olive grove from being unlawfully razed for a proposed Kolin...

Nuclear reactors and blackouts: An explosive mix that caused the Fukushima disaster

Blog entry by Jan Beranek | 6 April, 2015 6 comments

Turkey has just suffered a massive failure of its electricity grid. A long-lasting blackout spread over more than half of the country, leaving the capital Ankara and many large cities in the dark. It may take a while to investigate...

Greenpeace responds to the latest police assault on peaceful protestors in Gezi Park

Press release | 16 June, 2013 at 12:33

Istanbul, June 16, 2013 - In the face of the latest fury unleashed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the peaceful protestors in Gezi Park, and the callous disregard of his police force for public safety, Greenpeace condemns the state...

Two tales of one village

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 14 October, 2015 1 comment

A year ago this week, bulldozers from the coal company Kolin, under the cover of the night, invaded an olive grove in a small Turkish village and destroyed 6,000 trees to make space for a new coal fired power plant. That day in...

Gezi Park: A historic defence of democracy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 13 June, 2013 16 comments

"Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them." – Frederick Douglass, American ex-slave civil rights leader. The citizens of Istanbul now...

Victory! Turkish Nuclear Plans Powered Down

Feature story | 25 September, 2008 at 0:00

Just two days after the arrest of 37 activists from Greenpeace and Global Action Group protesting against nuclear energy in Turkey, there has been a victory. For months, the Energy Ministry of Turkey has been intent on selecting a supplier for...

Activists Declare Nuclear Age Dead End

Feature story | 23 September, 2008 at 0:00

Activists turned the front of the Turkish Ministry of Energy into a mortuary to highlight the deadly risks involved with establishing a nuclear industry in Turkey. On the eve of a nuclear tender from the Turkish government, 37 activists from...

Final Feeding Frenzy of a Failing Fishery

Press release | 11 May, 2009 at 10:55

Disregarding agreed bluefin tuna quotas, the Turkish government has set itself a unilateral bluefin tuna quota and broken its international commitments. The announcement comes just weeks into the 2009 bluefin tuna fishing season, and just over a...

Women in Turkey choose life over coal

Video | 7 March, 2016 at 18:30

Turkish women discuss how coal plants have affected their lives, and the action they've taken to protect their land and families.

EU deal with Turkey the latest failure in refugee response



Blog entry by Alexandra Messare | 11 March, 2016

No fence is strong enough to forever hold back the tide of human hope. One way or another, the fence will be brought down, breached or circled and the same is true today across Europe – thousands of refugees will not be denied safe...

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