Environment protection
Akbelen forest Turkey Turkish Communist Party supports vigil to save Akbelen forest from takeover by energy giant

YK Energy, a private energy company in Turkey, has been trying to occupy 780 acres of forest land in Akbelen to mine coal for running three neighboring power plants

UN High seas treaty UN adopts legally binding treaty to protect high seas

The treaty will govern the use of high seas, or seas beyond the territorial control of countries, with the objective of protecting its ecosystems from pollution, over-fishing and over-exploitation. 60 UN members need to ratify the treaty for it to come into effect