Protest against gold mining in beauty spot


This 7 August 2019 video says about itself:

Turkey: Gold mine project sparks protests

A controversial gold mine project has sparked protests in northwestern Turkey.

Thousands of people rallied this week at the mine site owned by a Turkish subsidiary of Canada-based Alamos Gold.

Environmentalists say the firm is doing irreversible damage to the environment.

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from the Kaz Mountains in Canakkale province.

From the World Socialist Web Site, 9 August 2019:

Mass protest at site of Turkish gold mine

On Monday, thousands of protesters marched onto a proposed mining site in Kirazli Atikhisar, in Turkey’s Kaz mountains. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty.

The Canadian company, Alamos Gold, has contracted Turkish company East Biga Madencilik to clear trees in preparation to establishing the mine.

Initially, security guards tried to prevent the protesters accessing the site, but were overwhelmed by the sheer number of demonstrators. The protesters carried out a mass tree planting exercise in opposition to the destruction of trees the mine would produce.

Monday, August 12, 2019. Former HDP leader says unity can halt ‘environmental and cultural destruction’ in Turkey: here.

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