Resist Artvin-Cerattepe, against the capitalists! This fight is for freedom of forests and nature!

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Artvin-Cerattepe, Turkey

Two days ago I had made a post about the pro-government mining company in Turkey wants to build gold and copper mine at Artvin, Turkey. This is my second post about this subject.

The people of Artvin-Cerattepe, Turkey have been resisting against to mining company and government and its police forces still.

Yesterday, Artvin governor issued a circular about ban of entering to the city of Artvin, and most people who wants to join resisting are preventing from the enter of Artvin.

Police forces have made control points at highway to check the vehicles which want to go Artvin. And they make identy control in many point. Yes, I know, it sounds like dictatorship era. When see these events who can claime it is not! If you are living in Turkey it must be possible to go anywhere what you want. But right now, the government ban to go to Artvin! Like a kidding! If you could achive to come Artvin, in this case, you can’t go Cerattepe, because police made barriers to the Cerattepe-Artvin highway. And when you want to move forward, the police is using gas and violance to the people, like this:

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And the women are in the front lines of the resist!

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But after, the police attack to them. So many women were injured at the protests.

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Not only in Artvin, most people who against the government policies of Turkey have been making protest meeting at the other cities of Turkey. For example this one has been made at capital city of Turkey, Ankara. At the following video, the people want to walk towards to the center of mining company at Ankara, but the police forces are using unbalanced force to the people. Even if one of the protestor warned to the police about there are the women and older people inside them, the police don’t listen to him!

The public of Artvin is making protest in front of governor of Artvin:

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And Istanbul, Taksim, the people are making protest to show their support to people of Artvin, right now, into this hour.

While the resistance in Artvin is continuing, the Erdogan’s government is worried, because of this resistance can turn into Gezi events, occupy Gezi in a moment. And pro-government media make lie news like “the protestors are terrorist”

If the meaning of the defense of lives of forests and animals is being terrorist, I am also extraterrestrial terrorist in the eyes of this media! Yes, I declare this, right now! I am side by the protestors, I am side by the people of Artvin, and creatures of the Cerattepe forest!

And if you want to help please you spread the news about Artvin, Cerattepe, and if you are using twitter, you can use #cerattepe or #Artvin.

My first post about the subject:

https://unnecessarynewsfromearth.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/what-are-they-doing-on-the-streets-at-midnight/

 

 

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What are they doing on the streets at midnight?

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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:

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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

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They want to destroy this beauty!

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.

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 More photos in here:

http://haber.sol.org.tr/turkiye/artvin-halki-direniyor-polis-ve-jandarma-saldiriyor-146144

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!