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Ekümenopolis: City Without Limits

Ekümenopolis: City Without Limits is a feature documentary that tells the story of Istanbul and other Mega-Cities on a neo-liberal course to destruction. The film takes a look at the city on a macro level and through the eyes of experts, going from the tops of mushrooming skyscrapers to the depths of the railway tunnel under … Continue reading Ekümenopolis: City Without Limits

International activists block Ilisu Dam construction site in Turkey

By Amazon Watch Today [May 21, 2013] representatives of dam-affected communities and organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US and Africa, including Brazilian indigenous leaders accompanied by Amazon Watch, blocked the entrance to the construction site of the Ilisu dam in southeast Turkey demanding an end to controversial development that would sink … Continue reading International activists block Ilisu Dam construction site in Turkey

Obsession with industrial development harming biodiversity in Turkey

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Turkey: the splendor of the Hagia Sophia, the ruins of Ephesus, and the bizarre caves of the Cappadocia. For foreign travelers, Turkey is a nation of cultural, religious, and historic wonders: a place where cultures have met, clashed, and co-created. However, Turkey has another wealth that is far less known: … Continue reading Obsession with industrial development harming biodiversity in Turkey