#İstanbul has lost 47 thousand hectares of forest land in 20 years (and also farm lands…) -A news roundup

A recent report by the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality has shown that the city has lost 25 percent of its agricultural lands in 25 years. While 40 percent of İstanbul’s shores are inaccessible, the amount of active green land per person is 2.67 square meters
White storks use İstanbul and Çanakkale straits on their journey to Africa.
With a public art project displayed on two 20-meter walls on one of the busiest streets along the Bosphorus in İstanbul, artist Ali Cabbar raises concerns over the destruction of wildlife through human agency.

A recent report by the Istanbul Municipality has revealed that almost one fourth of the city’s farmlands have vanished in the past 25 years, while Istanbulites lost thousands of hectares of forests and also became poorer since 1995, daily Cumhuriyet reported on Sept. 3.

The Istanbul Convention – A powerful tool to end gender-based violence

The Istanbul Convention aims to prevent violence, protect victims and prosecute perpetrators through a comprehensive set of policies and measures.

 

A group of lawyers who were attempting to establish separate bar associations in Istanbul and Ankara could not gather 2,000 signatures, which is the minimum number required for formation of a new bar in a province.

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