Turkey's Environment and Urbanization Ministry has raised fines on throwing thrash on streets, as part of new regulations prepared for the new year.
The fine for littering was increased to 351 Turkish liras from 287 liras, while the fine for businesses causing air pollution was increased to 88,499 liras from 72,197 liras.
According to the new regulations that will be presented to the presidency for approval, the fine for discharging waste on soil was set as 88,499 - 16,000 liras more than the previous fine.
Those who aim to gain land by filling wetlands or drying them will be fined 368,789 liras, which was previously set as 300,856 liras.
The ministry also increased fines for supermarkets that give plastic bags for free.
One of the changes in fines concerns noisy neighbors, with the fine increased to 1,461 liras from 1,192 liras.
Moreover, those being too loud in their workplaces will be fined 14,740 liras, while the fine for making excessive noise in places of entertainment was announced as 44,245 liras.