Yeşil Artvin Derneği and others v. Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye, Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change and Energy Market Regulatory Authority
Jurisdiction: 11th Administrative Court of Ankara
Side A: Yeşil Artvin Derneği and other environmental NGOs (Ngo)
Side B: Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye, Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change and Energy Market Regulatory Authority (Government)
Core objectives: Asking for the cancellation of the tacit rejection of the Presidency on the request to annul the license of the power plant in Çanakkale, Turkey.
SummaryThe applicants, as sixteen environmental NGOs, before filing the case at hand, made an application before the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, requesting the annulment of the licenses of thirty-seven active coal thermal power plants in Turkey. The basis for this application is the scientific reports stating that the pandemics such as the recent coronavirus pandemic is a result of global climate change. Accordingly, it is alleged that the coalmines and thermal power plants play a leading role for climate change and therefore, their activities must be terminated. The Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye didn’t respond to this application in sixty days, which is deemed as a tacit rejection under Administrative Judicial Procedure Act. In the case at hand, the applicants requested the annulment of the tacit rejection of the Presidency.
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