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  • Useful Turkey Resources

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    Here you find a range of useful external Turkey climate & energy resources. For all Turkey climate & energy related CAN Europe publications, go here.

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  • No new coal projects!

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    Most of the new coal plants under construction or recently commissioned were given their construction permits before 2008. Since then, a majority of plans to build new coal power stations have in fact been shelved.

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  • CAN Europe's interactive Coal Map of Europe

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    CAN Europe's interactive Coal Map of Europe gives an overview of the role of coal in our electricity system.

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  • GA April 2016: Turkey - From Paris to Antalya

    26.04.2016 | Presentations & Infographics

    This ppt from the CAN Europe Assembly in April 2016 provides a summary of Turkey's lack of climate ambition.

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  • Turkey's woefully inefficient INDC

    20.04.2016 | Blogs

    Turkey submitted its Intended National Determined Contribution (INDC) in September 2015, just a couple of months before hosting the G20 Summit in Antalya.

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  • Local coal testimonies and resistance from Turkey

    23.03.2016 | Blogs

    Local communities who live in the regions where there are existing and planned new coal power plant projects face serious risks. These risks include chronic respiratory diseases, water and soil contamination, being dependent on unsustainable and insecure jobs in coal infrastructures, displacement, losing high quality arable lands to coal. Local communities under coal risks resist to projects in their regions. Witness some of the resistance stories below.

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  • Turkey

    17.03.2016 | Blogs


    With the highest carbon content of all the fossil fuels, burning coal contributes to high greenhouse gas emissions and is thus one of the main drivers of climate change. In 2016, 25 coal power plants are in operation in Turkey, and around 70 new coal power plants are planned in line with the country’s 2023 energy vision.

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  • Turkey gets the second place of the Fossil of the Day award

    03.12.2015 | Blogs

    After Belgium on Monday, another european country has been awarded for his reluctance to take climate action : Turkey, already famous for being a coal champion.

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  • Coal briefing #2: The coal industry in Europe: Heavily dependent on subsidies

    14.11.2015 | Reports & Briefs

    In this briefing, we describe the most important coal subsidy streams in Europe. We also single out the biggest culprits when it comes to state involvement and support, and we explain the (changing) role of the international (financial) institutions in the coal economy.

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  • Coal briefing #1: Expanding the coal fleet to the East – or sinking it?

    14.10.2015 | Reports & Briefs

    This briefing describes the coal threat in in Southeastern Europe but will also explain why the many coal projects are doomed to fail – either in the planning stage or when realised.

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  • French state-owned companies need to phase out coal projects in Turkey.

    07.10.2015 | Press Releases

    Turkey could become the new climate bomb in Europe, supported by French government-owned companies. NGOs from across Europe are asking France to end coal projects in Turkey.

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Özlem Katısöz in Istanbul
Turkey Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator
ozlem /at/


Elif Cansu in Istanbul
Turkey Policy Officer
cansu /at/

Latest Publications on Turkey

  • China's stillborn coal investment in Turkey

    The report "Feasibility of Coal in the Age of Renewable Energy: Hunutlu Thermal Power Plant Case" by WWF Turkey and SEFiA (Sustainable Economy and Financial Research Association) in collaboration with Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe reveals why coal investments no longer bring profits, through the example of the Hunutlu coal-fired thermal power plant that is under construction in Adana, Turkey.
  • Türkiye Ekonomisinin Karbondan Arındırılması: Uzun Vadeli Stratejiler ve Acil Çözüm Bekleyen Darboğazlar

    Türkiye-AB Sivil Toplum Diyaloğu Beşinci Dönem Hibe Programı çerçevesinde, Türkiye Ekonomi Politikaları Araştırma Vakfı (TEPAV), Güneydoğu Avrupa Değişim Ağı (SEE Change Network) ve Avrupa İklim Eylem Ağı (CAN Europe) ortaklığında Nisan 2019 – Haziran 2020 tarihleri arasında yürütülmüş olan “Türkiye 2050 Hesaplayıcısı: İklim Politikası Diyaloğunun Desteklenmesi” projesi kapsamında “Türkiye ekonomisinin karbondan arındırılması: uzun vadeli stratejiler ve acil çözüm bekleyen darboğazlar” başlıklı bir rapor hazırlanmıştır.
  • Decarbonisation of Turkey's Economy: Long-Term Strategies and Immediate Challenges

    Within the scope of the Civil Society Dialogue Program (Fifth Phase), Turkey Economic Policy Research Foundation (TEPAV), Southeast Europe Change Network (SEE Change Network) and the Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe have conducted the project "Turkey 2050 Calculator: Climate Policy Dialogue" from April 2019 to June 2020. The report "Decarbonization of Turkey’s economy: long-term strategies and immediate challenges" is the final product of the project 
  • More than 20 Turkish NGOs demand withdrawal of finance by Chinese banks to the Hunutlu coal-fired power plant

    More than 20 NGOs including East Mediterranean Platform of Environment Associations, the Chamber of Doctors in Adana, Chamber of Agricultural Engineers in Adana,, Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe), Ekosfer, Greenpeace Mediterranean, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), and Yuva Association called Chinese banks to withdraw their financial support to the Hunutlu coal-fired power plant that is being constructed in the Yumurtalik District of Adana, Turkey.
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