Metals and Chemicals Health Problems Mount in Turkish Industrial Zone

Companies from around the world have built factories in the Turkish province of Kocaeli, east of Istanbul. The result has been an environmental disaster, with residents suffering from high rates of cancer and other maladies.
Von Mina Eroglu, Maximilian Popp, Craig Shaw und Zeynep Sentek
The city of Kocaeli, just east of Istanbul

The city of Kocaeli, just east of Istanbul

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Foto: DER SPIEGEL
Foto: DER SPIEGEL