* Photograph: Greenpeace
The report released by the Right to Clean Air Platform yesterday (May 7) has shown that the number of people who lost their lives due to air pollution-related illnesses in Turkey in 2017 is seven times higher than the ones who died in traffic accidents in the same year.
Between the years of 2016 and 2018, people in more than half of 81 provinces in Turkey breathed polluted air. Only in 2017, 52 thousand people lost their lives due to air pollution. The highest number of deaths caused by air pollution is measured in İstanbul.
Some highlights from the report are as follows: