Turkey's environment minister said on Thursday that Turkey supported international environmental projects.
Environment & Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu said that Turkey was backing international environment-friendly energy projects and some other environment projects like renewable energy, International Polar Year Project (a large scientific programme focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009), and a Mediterranean countries project to monitor deforestation.
"Turkey will also be a party to the Kyoto Protocol after it is adopted at the parliament," Eroglu said in a regional meeting of the 5th World Water Forum in Macedonian capital city Skopje.
Eroglu said that climate change had two faces, including draught and flood.
"Besides general measures like preservation of nature and forestation, rivers can be taken under controlled by dams to be constructed," he also said.
Eroglu said that countries should also try to save water in agricultural irrigation.
Ace Spasenovski, the Macedonian minister of agriculture, forestry & waterways; Lufter Xhuveli, the Albanian minister of environment, forests & water; and bureaucrats from Turkey, Macedonia, Albania, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia also attended the meeting.
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