(Zaman) - The oil slick which leaked from the fuel tanks at the Jiyyeh power station south of Beirut has been threatening Turkish beaches.
The oil spill, which has already polluted the Lebanese and Syrian coastlines could reach Turkish and Cypriot beaches, local ecologists and the UN have warned, reports Trend.
The British Sunday Times daily said that the oil slick, which could reach Turkey by next week, could devastate beaches in Turkey and Cyprus.
Following the bombing of the fuel tanks at the Jiyyeh power station by Israel, nearly 35,000 tons of crude oil have be spilled into the sea, making it one of the worst pollution incidents recorded in the eastern Mediterranean.
Friends of Earth had already warned that the spill was spreading toward the southern coastline of Turkey.