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February 16, 2024 - 2:23 am

Former Minister of Environment Approves Mining Projects Despite Environmental Concerns

  • Mining
Vulnerable Groups
ESG Risks
  • Deforestation

  • Environment

  • Pollution

  • Water Pollution

Report: Former Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, Murat Kurum, who is a candidate for the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), has been criticized for approving mining projects despite advocating for accountability for environmental damage. During his tenure as minister, a total of 164 gold mine applications were submitted, and 105 of them were approved. Experts note that the number…

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