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Environment of Turkey

In Turkey, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 7.3% of the total energy use. Turkey emits 4.4 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Turkey is 206.


Total land area of Turkey is 783,562 km2 (approx. 302,534 mi²). 216781 km2 of Turkey's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 28% of all the land in the country.

Issues Turkey faces

Currently Turkey faces various issues, including water pollution from dumping of chemicals and detergents, air pollution, particularly in urban areas, deforestation, concern for oil spills from increasing Bosporus ship traffic.