ESG Risk Monitor
February 16, 2024 - 4:24 am

Title: The Environmental and Economic Impact of Gold Mining in Turkey: Ignored Warnings, Contamination, and Foreign Dominance


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  • Mining
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  • Deforestation

  • Environment
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Report: Gold mining in Turkey began in Izmir Bergama in 2001. Despite warnings from environmental activists that “the top of the soil is more valuable than the gold,” these concerns were disregarded, and judicial decisions were not followed. As a result, the companies involved in gold mining were the beneficiaries, while the country’s soil became contaminated with cyanide and its…

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