Turkey

Home at last in Istanbul

Posted by Jen Maman — 5 June 2013 at 1:16pm - Comments
Protesters in Gezi Park, Istanbul
All rights reserved. Credit: Volkan Cagali / Greenpeace
The kindness of strangers during the Gezi Park protests have made Istanbul feel like home

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 amid the clouds of tear gas people are being exceptionally kind.

Turkish investors turn away from nuclear

Posted by bex — 30 September 2008 at 11:07am - Comments

Interesting news from our colleagues in Turkey, where 37 activists from Greenpeace and Global Action Group were arrested after protesting against nuclear energy last week.

The Turkish government has been busily trying to find a supplier for its first (of many, potentially) nuclear plant. But the plans have been stopped dead by... investors. Of the six companies supposedly interested in the contract, only one made a bid. And, without competition, Turkish law prevents the government from issuing the tender for a new nuclear plant.

Read more on Nuclear Reaction

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