Turkey and neighbours pledge to clean up Mediterranean

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Turkey and its neighbours pledged Friday to do a better job addressing the threats posed by pollution to people’s health and the natural habitats of the Mediterranean Sea. From plastic waste to slimy mucilage forming on their coasts, the ring of tourism-dependant Mediterranean countries have battled a steady stream of environmental problems, raising the issue’s importance in voters’ eyes. Responding to the tide of public unease, envoys from 21 regional states agreed at a four-day gathering ending Friday on Turkey’s southern coast to slash the use of sulphur in fuel for ships. Their decision to…

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