Environmental Justice in Turkey: Megaprojects in the Framework of Democracy and the Rule of Law in Turkey and the EU


As Turkey and the EU have renewed their negotiations over a full EU membership, tackling the eroding rule of law in Turkey will be one of the major challenges for the process. Most of the projects the Turkish government has invested in, such as the building of a third airport or a third Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, violate environmental legislation and will have devastating effects on the eco-system.

To assess the impact of the EU environmental acquis in the context of the EU-Turkey accession negotiations  and reinforce networks between European and Turkish environmental civil society actors, a delegation of Turkish legal experts, parliamentarians, academics and environmental activists visited Brussels between 26th and 29th  January 2016.

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February 2016
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union
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