Minister of Environment and Forestry Veysel Eroglu of Turkey

Eroglu is to meet with the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discuss signing the protocol.
Veysel Eroglu said in a statement that a body had been found in the village of Karatas, near Serik in southern Turkey, CNN Turk said.
Monday's decision comes three days after Environment Minister Veysel Eroglu said Turkey was ready to join the Kyoto Protocol.
Eroglu said he would meet Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to discuss the issue, without giving a timeline on when Turkey may sign the protocol.
will be appropriate, Environment Minister Veysel Eroglu was quoted as saying.
I sent the Foreign Ministry a letter saying that joining the Kyoto Protocol will be appropriate," Environment Minister Veysel Eroglu was quoted as saying.
when the wind was expected to moderate.
Environment and Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu said on Saturday officials thought the blaze was sparked by the snapping of power lines.
Eroglu said the current blaze was probably caused by power lines damaged by the strongwind.
5 miles per hour) tore down power lines, Eroglu said in televised remarks in the provincial capital, called also Antalya.
Veysel Eroglu took over as Turkey's new minister for environmental and forestry affairs in August last year, the water supply crisis in Ankara was making international headlines.
Amongst Turkey's political heavyweights, Eroglu is perhaps the best placed to take on a portfolio which includes responsibility for the country's water resources.
Taking Turkey's rapid development into account, Eroglu is only too aware of the fact that water management in his country faces grave threats from increasing industrial, agricultural and urban pollution.
While this approach to sustainability naturally involves careful management both on die demand and the supply sides, Eroglu has firm ideas about how to streamline the way in which Turkey manages its water resources in order to achieve sustainability in the medium term.
Eroglu is keen to reduce unaccounted-for water and per capita water consumption in Turkey, but at the same time, he is equally committed to avoiding a repetition of last summer's scenes in Ankara.
Drought is not new to Turkey, but the kind of solution advocated by Eroglu is very much focused on working with the resources he has, rather than looking to "drought-proof' the country's major cities.
in shaping Turkey's near term water future.
Between 1976 and 1977, Eroglu was an assistant lecturer in the Hydraulics Department of the Engineering Faculty of Yildiz Technical University.
In 1994, Eroglu was appointed General Director of the Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (I SKI), and over the next eight years transformed it into an efficient, customer-friendly, profitable organization.
In February 2003, Eroglu was appointed Director General of State Hydraulic Works (DSI), and in August 20°7, he was elected as an MP and was appointed as the new Minister for Environmental and Forestry Affairs.
Eroglu is married with four children.
Turkish Environment Minister Veysel Eroglu said Turkey too is suffering from drought, but is still letting through an average 500 cubic metres (650 cubic yards) per second of Euphrates water to Syria, under the terms of a 1987 agreement between the two countries.
Turkey has conditions to sign Kyoto ProtocolThe New Anatolian / Ankara07 December 2007Font Size: defaultmediumlargeEnvironment and Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu said on Thursday Turkey had pre-conditions to sign the Kyoto Protocol and it would make them clear them during the UN Climate Change Conference which is being held in Bali, Indonesia.
The blaze, which destroyed about 10,000 acres of woodlands, broke out most probably after winds reaching up to 70 kilometers per hourtore down power lines, Eroglu said in televised remarks in the provincial capital, called also Antalya.
Eroglu said the fire was likely to be brought under control later yesterday when the wind was expected to moderate.
Eroglu said the government would pay the villagers compensation, while the Turkish Red Crescent and non-government groups sent humanitarian supplies to the region.
ANTALYA - Turkish Environment & Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu said on Saturday that bones of a person were found in the debris of a house in a fire-hit region in southern province of Antalya.
Eroglu said that eight helicopters, seven planes, 160 pumpers, nine bulldozers, 160 engineers and 1,300 forest workers were trying to extinguish the fire.
ANKARA - Turkish Environment & Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu said on Tuesday that forest fires that broke out in many regions throughout Turkey were extinguished totally in terms of engineering.
Speaking to press corps, Eroglu said 1,300 fire-fighters and 150 expert engineers attended efforts to contain the fires.
Eroglu said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Forestry Management to establish a national fire fleet to combat fires.
Eroglu said that there was a water shortage all around the world due to unseasonally high temperatures.
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Eroglu said new initiatives were also being launched to ban district and city councils from dumping untreated wastewater into the river, while Parliament recently backed laws to impose two-year jail terms on those responsible for polluting the environment.
Eroglu said Turkey was ninth biggest trade partner for Bosnia-Herzegovina and his country aimed at further boosting commercial ties to raise the trade volume between the countries to 1 billion euro.
Speaking at the ceremony, Eroglu said International University of Sarajevo was one of the most important outcomes of the cooperation between Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the field of education.
Environment and Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu met his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Gokmen in capital Ankara on Thursday.
During the meeting, Eroglu said that various infrastructural activities were carried out with respect to the water pipeline and the project preparation phase would be completed till the end of 2008.
Noting that all the activities would be completed in 3 years, Eroglu said the pipeline would start operating as of 2012.
Eroglu said that the 25-km part of the pipeline would be constructed on land while the 80-km part of it would be under water.
Veysel EROGLU is now acting as the Director General of State Hydraulic Works since the year of 2003.
Veysel Eroglu was the Director General of ISKI before his appointment to General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI.
EROGLU had spent big efforts to solve the water related problems in Istanbul.