GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
1992: Heavy soil erosion prompts two Turkish businessmen to raise public awareness of environmental issues.

Businessmen Hayrettin Karaca and Nihat Gokyigit establish the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA) in 1992. Because 45 percent of Turkey's work force is involved in agriculture and nearly 80 percent of total land area is threatened by soil erosion in particular, this is considered a major concern in Turkey.

WWW Turkey and the Fight Against Erosion
http://www.byegm.gov.tr/yayinlarimiz /NEWSPOT/1997/2/N7.htm

This article explains what erosion is and what Turkey is trying to do about it.