Marmaris Bay project not ’green’

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

MUĞLA – Environmentalists continue to protest the planned project to expand Marmaris Port, arguing the natural habitat will be seriously damaged if reconstruction goes ahead.

The project, planned three years ago, is now awaiting approval from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, but environmentalists want to stop the process and are being helped by academics and Greenpeace.

The Marmaris Nature Volunteers Association said it was in talks with Greenpeace to send members to protest the expansion of Marmaris Port. The association has already requested reports from professors from Muğla and Istanbul Universities over the potential negative effects of the project.
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