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Paris climate accords to take effect in Turkey next week

Turkey was relatively late to implement the global climate agreement, but President Erdogan felt compelled to do so following severe wildfires and floods this year.
A child plays under the heavy smoke of factories in Dilovasi, Nov. 7, 2006.

Turkey will implement the Paris Climate Accords next week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decreed today.

The accords were ratified in 2015, with most countries in the world signing on. The accords aim to limit rises in global temperatures. The agreement will come into effect in Turkey on Nov. 10. As such, the country has agreed to a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2053, the official Anadolu Agency reported.

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