Turkey parliament ratifies Paris agreement on climate change

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Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday unanimously ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change, more than five years after Ankara first signed the landmark deal on cutting emissions that contribute to global warming. The vote followed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement at the UN General Assembly in September that Turkey would implement the accord in time for next month’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Turkey has felt the full force of climate change, with a rapid succession of floods and wildfires killing some 100 people in July and August. Swathes of the country have also be…

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