Mining in Turkey – now and then

By IM Staff
Published: Saturday, 26 September 2015

Turkey’s mineral diversity is well known and the country is home to some of the world’s leading producers of borates, soda ash and magnesite. However, political uncertainty and recent instability in Turkey’s mining legislation has hindered its development as a mining nation, Aykut Karaca, IM Correspondent, explains.

Turkey has a rich and long history of mining and hosts some of the world’s most complex geology, resulting from the opening and closure of several paleo-oceans and the amalgamation of continents with abundant magmatic, volcanic and tectonic activity. 

These geological events created a land mass with a...

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