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

Press release | June 16, 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...

Victory! Turkish Nuclear Plans Powered Down

Feature story | September 25, 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 | September 23, 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...

It’s time Japan's government and nuclear industry faced its responsibilities at Fukushima

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | June 21, 2013 3 comments

Have you ever tried to dodge your responsibility for something? Maybe in a small way, many of us do. But I doubt you dodge responsibility the way the nuclear industry does or the way Japanese Prime Minister Abe does. In Tokyo...

Gezi Park: A historic defence of democracy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | June 13, 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...

Home at last in Istanbul

Blog entry by Jen Maman | June 4, 2013 7 comments

I have been living in Istanbul, in Taksim, for the last year and a half. This weekend I felt at home here for the first time. Against the tense backdrop and amidst the clouds of tear gas people are being exceptionally kind. A woman...

Final Feeding Frenzy of a Failing Fishery

Press release | May 11, 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...

The suicidal tendencies of the Turkish tuna fishery

Feature story | May 11, 2009 at 0:00

The Turkish government has set its own catch limit for the endangered Mediterranean bluefin tuna - in total disregard for internationally agreed quotas and scientific advice.

Coal shipment stopped in Turkey

Feature story | September 15, 2008 at 0:00

Four climbers from our ship the Rainbow Warrior were arrested yesterday, in Turkey, after they occupied a giant coal loading platform to prevent a delivery of coal to the giant Sugozo coal-fired power station, one of the largest emitters of...

Activists stop Bosphorus oil tanker

Feature story | July 4, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists stopped a massive oil tanker at the entrance of the Bosphorus Strait on July 4, sending a message that it's time for this dinosaur of an industry to come to an end.

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