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A Dam Shame in Turkey

Depending on which way you look at it, Turkey is either blessed or cursed with great hydroelectric potential. Based on the number of lawsuits local residents in Turkey's water-rich Black Sea area have been filing to stop the construction of dams in their area, it would appear that they don't look too favorably on Turkey's push to increase its hydroelectric capacity.

As the Turkish daily Radikal discovered in an internal government report on dam building, the Black Sea villagers have good cause to worry about the dam building. From an article about Radikal's report in the Hurriyet Daily News:

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A Dam Shame in Turkey

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