The Environment and Climate Change Law Review

Article 56 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey of 1982 (the Constitution of 1982)2 identifies environmental protection and pollution avoidance as fundamental instruments for achieving policy goals aimed at protecting and enhancing human health and the right to live in a healthy environment.


Article 56 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey of 1982 (the Constitution of 1982)2 identifies environmental protection and pollution avoidance as fundamental instruments forachieving policy goals aimed at protecting and enhancing human health and the right to live in a healthy environment. Article 56 requires the state and all of its citizens to comply with
this framework.
The Environmental Law No. 2872 (the Environmental Law)3 was enacted in 1983 and is the primary law addressing environmental issues. The Ministry of the Environment and Urbanisation (the Ministry) is the principal authority that oversees implementation of the Environmental Law, issues secondary legislation and regulates a broad range of activities that impact the environment.


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