Environmental issues in Turkey
The main environmental issues in Turkey are the conservation of biodiversity, water pollution from the dumping of chemicals and detergents, air pollution, greenhouse gases and land degradation
Conservation of Biodiversity
"Turkey has a remarkable diversity of wildlife, due to its wide variety of habitats and unique position between three continents and three seas. Ill-considered development projects are threatening biodiversity, but a new wildlife corridor offers hope for further conservation progress."  Turkish montane forests face major threats to their genetic diversity associated with over-exploitation, forest fragmentation, air pollution and global climatic change.
Air pollution is particularly significant in urban areas; Air pollution has accelerated since rapid economic growth began in the mid-1990s. The problem is especially acute in Istanbul, Ankara, Erzurum, and Bursa, where the combustion of heating fuels increases particulate density in winter. Especially in Istanbul, increased car ownership and the slow development of public transportation cause frequent urban smog conditions. Industrial air pollution comes mainly from power plants and the metallurgy, cement, sugar, and fertilizer industries, a large percentage of which lack filtration equipment. Although there is some monitoring of air pollution, compared with other European countries many air pollution indicators are not available. 
Turkey's most pressing needs are for water treatment plants, wastewater treatment facilities and solid waste management. There is a potential for spills from the 5,000 oil- and gas-carrying ships that pass through the Bosporus annually.
Land degradation is a critical agricultural problem, caused by inappropriate use of agricultural land, overgrazing, over-fertilization,. Serious soil erosion has occurred in 69% of Turkey’s land surface. According to one estimate, Turkey loses 1 billion tons of topsoil annually.
Greenspace in cities
Former military land in cities may be rezoned for housing. 
Environmental issues are becoming more politically sensitive. 
In general, private firms have responded more fully to environmental regulation than state owned enterprises, which still constitute a large percentage of Turkey’s economy.
Changes in the law on environmental impact assessments are being considered which will permit mining investments without waiting for environmental impact assessments. 
The EU has asked for "a stronger political commitment".
- Water supply and sanitation in Turkey
- Polluting Paradise, a 2012 documentary film about the village of Çamburnu, which has been turned into a rubbish dump by the government
- 2013 protests in Turkey, which were sparked by environmental issues 
- TEMA Foundation, an environmental organisation
- Biodiversity in Turkey
- Convention on Biological Diversity
- "Çevre Kuruluşları Dayanışma Derneği" environmental organization
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