No,they don’t give a party. They are the public of Artvin Cerattepe Turkey. And they resist against to a mining company right now. Yes, right now into these hours!
For a short video for this resist, here is a link:
The people are saying in Turkish at the video: “Artvin is ours, and it will be ours forever.”
I shortly explain what is happening in Artvin-Cerattepe, Turkey.
Artvin Cerrahtepe is near to coast of Black Sea and the border city of Georgia. Artvin is rich of trees and habitat. Artvin Cerattepe is at the list of 100 natural forest of world. But a mining company wanted to build a cupper mine before two years ago. This company is known pro-government, also the owner of this firm has been inside the tape recordings at 17-25 december of the government corruption. And this company will cut 3500 trees for this mine. Artvin public is resisting to them.
The company wants to build copper mine at marked peak in the picture below
The public of Artvin (yes I mention about all city) applied to court to stop this company. And the law period continues still. But this company doesn’t know any law and they made a construction site for mine two days ago. And for last two days this public has been resisting against them and injustice!
Yesterday the people were face to face with the police and many people were arrested. Although it is not yet a definitive judicial decision, the police forces made a set in front of the people, and they attacked to the people.
More photos in here:
So many people injured and police forces used many tear gas.
And during last two days many people are on the streets at many big cities at Turkey for supporting to the people of Artvin.
I believe that after you read this news you felt sorry right now like me for the forest and the animals in it. If you have any twitter account, please add #cerattepe or #Artvin hashtag to your tweets. Not only the people of Artvin, the animals and trees would remain greteful to you forever!