Mining in Turkey – now and then
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
These geological events created a land mass with a...