HES Tension: 5 People in Custody

There were clashes at the site of Trabzon Çaykara HES. 3 workers were injured in the incident, five villagers were arrested. n the city of Trabzon Çaykara where the construction of hydroelectric stations (HES) goes on, the local people are against it. There were clashes between the farmers and workers in the HES construction site. 70 villagers were questioned about the incident, five people were arrested.
The demonstration was made at 19:00 clock in Köknar village in the HES construction. According to witnesses, the villagers wanted the workers to stop the construction of the HES. Between the people and the construction workers came to litigation. The three construction workers were injured, were taken by ambulance to the hospital. The military police have arrested according to the testimony of the 70 villagers five people, Ali D., D. İslam, Rafet Ş., Ş Nizamettin. G. Engin ve been brought for assault to the police station. A short time before it came between the villagers from Kavlatan and the HES workers to dispute. With painstaking help other people, the villagers and the worker were taken apart. After the incidents must the military police had to take extensive security measures that offer construction workers back to the HES construction

The Guerrillas have the Machines that are used for the Construction of Dams set on Fire

2012-07-14 10:50:03

ANF 10:46 / July 14, 2012 Hakkari – Semdinli district of Hakkari Beyyurdu (Bedeve) Arslandağ (Xaletalin) Dam construction worker machines were burned.


Used for reports of Semdinli District Beyyurdu (Bedeve) Arslandağ (Xaletalin) Dam Construction in construction, the fire of the HPG guerrillas has been set.  A group of guerrillas held after the night at 02:00 clock a speech on dams on the site, they set fire to about 30 tools. After the vehicles were set on fire an operation has started. The construction of the dam began in 2008, is expected to cost 73 million 430 thousand TL, so that the passage to prevent the guerrillas can be prevented.

LAKE URMIA : Protests over lake bring violent response

Source: mesop.de, 22.05.2012
Reports from Iran indicate that tension has gripped the northwestern cities of Tabriz and Oroumiyeh, one day after protests against government inaction about the drying of Lake Oroumiyeh turned violent with police intervention. Azerbaijani activists were rallied to join demonstrations on Monday to protest the drying of Lake Oroumiyeh and the government’s lack of effective action. [Read more…]

Dams in Turkey’s Black Sea region not as clean as presumed

Resource: Hurriyet Daily News, 21.07.2010

Dams in the Black Sea region have many negative effects on the environment and residents’ everyday lives, according to a report prepared by five experts working in the Kaçkar mountains located in the north of Turkey. There are also allegedly huge gaps in Turkey’s legal framework as well as the implementation of existing laws, says the report, which was prepared last year, but only recently published [Read more…]