Tag Archives: Destruction of trees

Bianet: New Trees to Be Planted on METU Campus

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Various groups from METU released a statement, saying that Ankara Municipality’s bulldozers committed an “unlawful environmental massacre” by cutting trees on METU campus on the night of October 18. Various groups from METU will plant trees today on METU campus after Ankara Municipality’s bulldozers cut several trees on the night of October 18. Orta Doğu Academicians Association, METU Alumni Association, [...] → Read the full article…

ODTÜ Rector’s Office: Violation of ODTÜ Campus on October 18th, 2013


This statement is considered necessary in response to the popular concern of staff, press and the general public about the violation of our campus by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality on the night of the 18th October 2013. On the 2nd October 2013, ODTÜ was notified by fax that the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning had approved the Plan of [...] → Read the full article…

Bianet: METU Resists to Road Construction


Middle East Technical University (METU) students and some Gezi Park forums in Ankara have launched a protest in order to prevent a planned road construction through METU campus and forest. Middle East Technical University (METU) students have set up tents and launched a protest against the planned road construction between Anadolu Boulevard  and Konya province, as construction workers have advanced [...] → Read the full article…