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Catastrophic flood sparks debate on environmental misconduct in northern Turkey

26 Aug 2015, Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

'The catastrophe was triggered by riverbeds whose directions were changed in order to construct hydroelectric power plants and regulators placed to transfer more water to the plants. The Black Sea region has already been dangerous in regard to landslides. Necessary measures have not been taken. This disaster is manmade,' Mert Güvenç, the head of the Chamber of Environmental Engineers, told Daily Hürriyet....


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