Etiket -mines

News, Etc. Turkish Parliament passed the controversial government legislation on tendering the clearance of landmines along Turkey’s border with Syria in exchange for granting the right of farming on the land to the company that is awarded the contract. If President Abdullah Gul endorses the bill, the main opposition Republican Peoples Party (CHP) will take […]

Niyazi Dalyanci The government of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan agreed to pull back from the parliament floor the draft legislation that would grant a 44-year lease to the company that clears more than 650,000 land mines that dot the 510-kilometer, 350-meter wide swathe of land along Turkey’s border with Syria. The operation for clearing the […]