‘People of Artvin are against mining because their way of life is threatened’

‘People of Artvin are against mining because their way of life is threatened’

Interview originally published by Today’s Zaman 28/02/16.   Oğuz Kurdoğlu: Defender of the Cerattepe This week’s guest for Monday Talk has said that fighting against a mine operation in forested Cerattepe in the northeast of Turkey means fighting for survival because the planned mine in the region will have devastating...

Police teargas locals protesting new gold mines in Artvin, Turkey

Police teargas locals protesting new gold mines in Artvin, Turkey

Originally posted by RT news. 17th February 2016. A company planning to start gold and copper ore mining in the Cerattepe region in northeast Turkey has encountered fierce opposition from green activists and locals. Police used tear gas in the standoff. “We defend our right to live and we will...

‘300 Cerattepeli’ stand against mining company

‘300 Cerattepeli’ stand against mining company

Originally published on Hurriyet Daily News on the 2nd of July.   A group of locals and environmentalist activists blocked the road to an untouched forested area in the Black Sea province of Artvin to prevent the activities of a mining firm. Activists and locals guard the mountainous forests of Artvin...