Economic Boom in Turkey Takes Toll on Marine Life

The development-at-any-cost policies of Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan — a key factor behind the protests in Istanbul’s Taksim Square — also are playing a role in the steady decline of the country’s porpoises, dolphins, and other marine life. READ MORE

 

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A dolphin leaps out of the Bosphorus Strait near Istanbul. Once abundant in the waters around Turkey, dolphins and porpoises have become increasingly rare as they are caught in fishing nets or harmed by rampant coastal development, shipping activity, and pollution. The number of tourists visiting Turkey has soared from 1.2 million in 1980 to 32 million last year, and in many places the country's coast has been transformed. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

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