Press bulletin for canakkale environment platform
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press bulletin for canakkale environment platform
28.03.2013“We will show them what it means to bring a case”Mr. Hicri Nalbant who is spokesman of Canakkale Environment Platform says “we will showthem what it means to bring a case” in his speech one of meeting in a village located in IdaMountain.Recently, the Canadian-based gold mining company in the field of gold mining Alamos GoldInc. entered into without the consent of the three villagers not to enter the forest for threemonths in case there is a penalty.In his speech Mr. Nalbant said “the company sued three villagers and local court has givennot to enter their forest for three months. Canadian and their local co-conspirators could gointo our forest but our villagers (citizens) not. Did we find our country on the road? AlamosGold Mining Inc. asked $7.200 compensation. Why asked compensation in Dollar not inTurkish Lira? We will show them what it means to asked compensation as Dollar. We willsupport the villagers both juridically and economically. We are together with them. If thevillagers lose the case, we will collect $7.200 as 1 TL between us. So, the villagers never payanything to them”.Many villagers showed in the map below go against Alamos Gold Mining Inc. One of them isHanife Dörtbaş. She is not an ordinary village woman but also a local poet. She has writtenmany poems on Ida Mountains.Mrs. Dörtbaş called as Aunt Hanife between members of the Canakale Environment Platform.She makes speech at the village meetings.
She says “Cyanide should never be used at gold mining in the world. Democracy is being triedto take off us. Foreigners are coming and excavated our lands. We do not accept this. Who isworking for whom? Are we servant of foreign countries? What will we say our ancestries, whatwill we say our new generations? Who will give an answer when our new generations ask whynot hand down a clean environment us? We will fight till die!”Alamos Gold Inc. has a trouble in Canakkale Province /Turkey. There is huge opposition andprotests. Except ruling party members, no opposition party supports the company either localor national level. It seems the company’s investment to be ill-spent. Environment protestersclaim to send it back to it’s country not more than one year. Ekrem TUFAN On behalf of Çanakkale Environment Platform