Elbistan coalfield

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Elbistan coalfield
Kahramanmaraş Province

Elbistan coalfield, also known as Afşin Elbistan Lignite Reserve is a large lignite field located in the south-east of Turkey in Kahramanmaraş Province. Elbistan is the largest coalfield in Turkey.[1] Now mined by Kışlaköy coal mine, 200 million tons of CO2 was emitted by burning lignite from this field before 2016, and 2.4 billion tons could be emitted in future.[2]


  1. ^ "Is it too late to stop Turkey's coal rush?". The Guardian. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  2. ^ Algedik, Önder. "Afşin-Elbistan Coal Power Plants" (PDF).

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