September 17, 2014

An Aerial Tour of Istanbul's Disappearing Forests


Looking at satellite photos of Istanbul over the past 40 years provides a clear view of how the city's forests have been disappearing. Serkan Ocak, Yücel Sönmez and Murat Şaka went up with a helicopter to get an even better understanding of the situation and saw firsthand the area’s transformation.

They saw that vast areas of trees and green land had been wiped out over the years—and hectares more are waiting in line to be destroyed for new projects, such as the city’s third bridge and third airport. 

Read more on Hurriyet Daily News: An Aerial Tour of Istanbul's Disappearing Forests

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