Construction of Turkish tourist facility blocked by local court

6 August 2013

A local Turkish court has suspended a ruling allowing the construction of a tourist facility on Çıralı Beach.

Villagers and activists took the case to an administration court to stop the construction of a recreational area for tourists on a protected woodland, which is also used by the endangered loggerhead turtles to lay eggs.

Çıralı Beach will remain tourist free after a court suspended the construction of a recreational area (September9/Wikimedia)

Antalya’s regional council for protection of natural assets gave approval for the construction and opened the area for tourism in 2011.

Source: Hürriyet Daily News

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