The Turkish government has decided to approve the Kyoto Protocol. The UN-led global climate pact, and will send a bill on the issue to parliament shortly, a government spokesman said on June 2. The Kyoto Protocol binds 37 industrialized countries to limits on their greenhouse gases compared to 1990 levels. More than 170 nations have ratified the pact, which came into force in 2005 and Turkey is one of the few countries to have failed to do so. The government has a large majority in parliament and should have no difficulty in pushing the decision through. (Reuters)

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