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February 24, 2024 - 2:04 am

Turkey’s Compliance with International Agreements Questioned as Miners Remain Trapped in Cyanide Soil

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Report: Nine miners remain trapped under cyanide soil in a landslide at the Anagold mine in Erzincan İliç that occurred on February 13. It has been disclosed that the Turkish government is not adhering to international agreements, specifically the Minamata Convention, which Turkey became a party to in 2014. Despite this, mercury production is still permitted in İliç, raising concerns…

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