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We are on the road for İliç, Come on..


As a local resister put it; “Is it because this is not the Aegean, not the Mediterranean, not the Black Sea, it has been mercilessly destroyed for all these years, no one looks back!” İliç has been living with a cyanide pool the size of 200 football fields, 600 meters from the Fırat for years, and these poison pools are desired to be enlarged 3 times. But no one reacts except a few people in the locality! We are hitting the road for İliç on Tuesday, April 12! Come on..
It is known that 60 percent of our country from east to west is licensed to mining companies and is sacrificed for rent day by day. However, unfortunately, we are not very aware of the magnitude of the eco-climate in the İliç district of Erzincan.

İliç has been living with a cyanide pool the size of 200 football fields, 600 meters from the Fırat for years, and these poison pools are desired to be enlarged 3 times. But no one reacts except a few people in the locality! As a local resister put it; “Is it because this is not the Aegean, not the Mediterranean, or the Black Sea, it has been ruthlessly destroyed for all these years, no one looks back!”..

https://www.yesildirenis.com/2022/04/08/hayde-ilic-icin-yollardayiz/

CALLING OCCASIONS

Art for Nature Association
Kemaliye and Its Villages Environment Platform
İliç Basin Nature and Environment Platform
Ecology Union (EB)

SIGNATURE FORMATIONS

Aysin and Ali Ulvi Büyüknohutçu Couple Keeping Their Memory and Struggle Alive
Burhaniye Environment Platform (BURÇEP)
Eastern Mediterranean Environmental Societies (DACE)
Ecology Union Youth Assembly
Ecology Union Women’s Council
Climate Justice Coalition
İkizdere Environment Association
Kazdagi Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation Association
Kazdaglari Istanbul Solidarity
Didim Environment Platform
Ida Mountains Brotherhood
Mesopotamian Ecology Movement
Munzur Environment Association
Munzur Conservation Board (DEDEF)
Validebağ Volunteers
Life and Solidarity Travelers
Green Resistance Ecology and Life Newspaper

https://www.facebook.com/100014388005523/videos/373612314619128

Exhibition STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF NATURE

Dear Friends Hello.

As you know, on Saturday, January 22, 2022, we held the plaque ceremony of our “STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF NATURE” photography contest, which we organized as DİSDER with the support of İFSAK within the framework events of 2021, at Şişli Nazim Hikmet Cultural Centre. We inaugurated our exhibition and distributed our brochures. Our exhibition can be visited until February 4th.

We would like to thank all our competitors who participated, all our members who helped bring our event to life, all our friends who were with us during the event and the Municipality of Şişli who always supported us.

But of course, our biggest thank you all together is to all those who work hard and resist so that nature is not plundered 🙂 Thank you and you exist,

See you in our “Pictures you don’t want to look at” contest that we will organize in 2022 :))

Goksen Ezeltürk
Association Art for Nature

award ceremony of our photo

Dear friends,

As you know, the exhibition and award ceremony of our photo contest Stop the Plunder of Nature:
On January 22, Nâzım Hikmet Cultural Center, Istanbul
the date it will take place.
We are waiting for friends of the environment and nature

President of the Art for Nature association

Şişli Etfal is moving on the grounds that it is not earthquake resistant.

It was emphasized that Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, some parts of which were moved to Seyrantepe and Sarıyer, should be transformed on site.

Sibel Bahcetepe
Şişli Etfal is moving on the grounds that it is not earthquake resistant.

After some parts of Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, which has been serving in Şişli, Istanbul for 122 years, with a capacity of 600 beds, started to move to Seyrantepe and Sarıyer on the grounds that it is not earthquake resistant, it remains unclear what the hospital building and its location will be. While the relocation process is expected to be completed in June, the people of the region, physicians and non-governmental organizations stated that the hospital building should be converted on site and made earthquake resistant and continue its activities, “There are more than a thousand emergency service applications to Şişli Etfal every day. As a result of the relocation of this hospital to Seyrantepe, there will not be a comprehensive hospital serving with the same qualifications in Şişli, Beyoğlu and Beşiktaş regions.

Cengiz Cemri from Şişli Etfal Solidarity, who has been fighting for the hospital to stay in place for a long time, reminded that the transfer of the hospital to Sarıyer and Seyrantepe continues in his evaluation, and said: There was great uncertainty about what would happen if the health center was to be established, and how it would happen.”

Noting that Şişli Etfal Solidarity has expressed its reactions through various methods such as press releases and signature campaigns, especially in the last months, Cemri said, “Despite all insistence and public reaction, the fact that no statement was made about the future of Etfal, a different project for the hospital in the minds of the political authorities and decision makers. It reveals that (s)
SOMEONE HAS APPETITE

In summary, Cemri said: “When we look at the government’s policies of opening up education and health fields to the private sector for many years, strengthening the private sector in these areas, as well as rent-oriented looting and plundering against the city and nature, like Şişli Etfal, an extremely large area of ​​36 thousand 525 square meters is located in the center of the city. It would not be surprising if a large and valuable piece of land has whetted someone’s appetite, and that someone who looks at this public land with the green of the dollar wants to ‘collapse’.

https://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/sisli-etfal-depreme-dayanikli-olmadigi-gerekceyle-tasiniyor-1837957

Art for Nature Association (DİSDER) 1st ordinary General Assembly

The general assembly was held on 18.09.2021. As a result of the elections held at the general assembly, the new board of directors was formed as follows.

We wish our new board of directors and all members of DİSDER, our fellow activists in solidarity with us, to work productively and successfully during their term of office.

Art for Nature association
Our board of directors formed as a result of the 1st Ordinary General Assembly election dated 18.09.2021:

Members of the board of directors:

Göksen Ezeltürk – President
Adnan Alin – Vice President
Azime Çeker -Writer
Süleyman Karan- Treasurer,
Tuğba Aksu -Member of the Board of Directors

Substitute members of the board of directors:

Ayse Baykal,
Derya Turgay,
Baturay Goksular,
Ercan Mountain,
Yasar Merve dies.

Regular members of the supervisory board:

Ali Kaya – Chairman of the supervisory board
Hayrettin Sabırlı – member
Erdinç Aslan – member

Substitute members of the supervisory board:

Kazim Peksen,
Muhsin Karakoç,
Ulvi Kaan Meric.

Excessive Rain and Extreme Drought

by assignadmin | Aug 23, 2021 | Science, General, Food – Agriculture – Production | 0 comments

In the Black Sea region of our country, it rains abundantly, sometimes very heavily, while drought is constantly increasing in the Central and Southern regions.

Billions of tons of water go to the sea in the north without being used, and lakes, dams, wells and underground waters are established in the south and central Anatolia.

The Mediterranean region is in the first degree drought zone, drifting into disaster, drought hit central Anatolia, nobody cares. The issue is on the agenda because people are dying in the North. It is not on the agenda because people have not yet died in the south.

We mourn 125 people in the North, millions will be harmed in the South, thousands will die, but no one moves.

The press, which spends time with the agenda created for various reasons, does not bring enough importance to this vital issue of our society.

My dear readers, the places you see as deserts in other countries were once green pastures. Those places are now sand piles displaced by the wind. These are natural events that have happened and are known. This change has also started in us.

If measures are not taken, we will face irreversible “disasters” in our Central and Southern regions. Then I won’t be alive, but someone will say, “If precautions were taken in time, we would not have encountered this “disaster”, it was “murder”.

I know that when I say what we have to do, the negative side of us as a society will back up, but I will still do my duty.

What needs to be done is to transfer the abundant water in the North to the dry key points in the South and Central Anatolia without wasting any time.

Just as oil, which is much more difficult and dangerous to transfer, is transferred thousands of kilometers through pipes, water can be transferred more easily.

There are some things that money can’t be a problem for not doing. If it happens, either the country will perish, or life! Those who bring money to the fore as a problem regarding desertification and water have a defect in their minds.

One solution to the fact that the construction in the river beds in the north does not cause human deaths is to build small dams and water traps from earth. We can pump the excess water to be collected in these dams to the dry places.

With this measure, we will have a solution both in the North and in the South.

For years, I have been suggesting that the unused water of streams and rivers be transferred to arid places, instead of flowing into our seas, which are in danger of rising. If this method had started about fifteen years ago when I wrote it, the size of the drought we face today would have been much less.

If we do not do what is necessary now, there is no doubt that the scale of the drought will reach the level where the measures will not benefit.

As in all matters, we are harmful to ourselves because of our own thoughtlessness and negligence. With our silence, we are in a mental eclipse as a nation.

No one else can save us from this disease.

https://atakultur.org/asiri-yagmur-ve-asiri-kuraklik/

Time to tell the truth about the climate crisis

Gathering in front of Habertürk and Yapı Kredi, Yokoluş Rebels took action with newspapers and currencies prepared with headlines from the future. The activists also distributed letters calling for the banking and media sector to citizens passing through the region.
Time to tell the truth about the climate crisis
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Gathering with the demand of taking effective and urgent steps to prevent the climate crisis, Yokoluş İsyanı activists organized an action in front of Habertürk and Yapı Kredi.

The activists who went to the General Directorate of Habertürk and Yapı Kredi on the boat “Tell the Truth” called out to other institutions in the sector and shared the letters they prepared for them.

HEADLINES FROM THE FUTURE

The climate activists who went to the building of Habertürk in Beyoğlu, which operates within the Ciner Group, carried the newspapers with headlines from the future. In the headlines of the newspapers carried by the activists, the following statements were made: “The tender for the last gold mine in the world was also held in Turkey”, “The automotive industry manager family from Turkey won the lottery for immigration to Greenland”, “Survivor’s new shootings It will be held in Konya, which has become a paradise ”,“ No need to panic! There are still 30 trees in the world. “

The Yokoluş Rebels also distributed letters addressed to Habertürk, CNN Türk, and Sabah-ATV media outlets to citizens passing by.

In the letter, “The climate crisis is our problem. While disasters such as floods, forest fires, storms and drought make citizens lose their homes, jobs and lives, you conceal that these events are the result of the destruction of nature by man. You are both violating the citizens’ right to information, and being an accomplice to the destruction of nature that darkens our future ”.

In the letter distributed, the demands for media organizations were listed as follows:

■ Tell the truth about the climate crisis. Declare a climate emergency and tailor your news accordingly

■ Hire environmental reporters who are aware of the importance of the climate crisis.

■ Do not publish advertisements or support with propaganda under the name of news of fossil fuel, mining, energy companies that cause the climate crisis.

■ Put pressure on political actors for the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement, which Turkey signed in 2015 but politicians could not pass the parliament.

After the letters they distributed, the activists addressed the journalists working in Habertürk. The protesters said, “How the thermal power plants owned by the Ciner Group in Silopi, Çayırhan, Konya Ilgın and Kazan were trying to seize the agricultural areas of the people by seizing the people’s agricultural areas, the villagers who objected by the gendarmerie. LINK

https://www.birgun.net/haber/iklim-krizi-hakkinda-dogruyu-soyleme-vakti-316315

ISKENCEDERE’s cry: They are killing our forests!

Please hear our voices, it’s Ramadan Day!

During the construction of Rize İkizdere’s quarry, as the citizens’ struggle against the killing of nature continued, a citizen shooting with a cell phone said he saw and felt. Calling for their voices to be heard, the citizen said: “Please hear our voices this Ramadan! They cut down our forests, they cut down our forests without mercy! she asked for help.

Stressing that it is not possible to approach the construction machinery during the shooting, the citizen declared that everywhere is surrounded by soldiers and that those who approach are detained.

“EVERYWHERE OF THE VALLEY IN THE CASE OF THE SOLDIERS”

The citizen, who also remembers the news of the controversial circular on the shooting of the images, says “but they say it is forbidden …” and continues as follows:

  • As you can see, the soldiers have closed all of our transition zones. We are shooting stealthily from the forest. Because we can’t get too close, when we get close to them they stop everyone and take them straight to the police station. Now people always had to flee to the forest. Construction machines are still running nonstop.
  • Now I want to show you the construction machines, yes as you can see the construction machines are still in progress. The soldiers have closed everywhere, they are the only ones on the ground, on the ground. They cut down our forests, slaughter our forests without mercy! An excessive number of troops have been sent to the region. The soldiers are all over the valley. Special intelligence, everything …

“WE DON’T WANT THE WORLD TO REMAIN A READER AGAINST THIS MASSACRE”

Declaring that he could not get enough support, the citizen used the following statements:

https://www.sozcu.com.tr/2021/gundem/iskencedereden-yukselen-ciglik-lutfen-sesumuz-duyun-su-ramazan-gunu- our forests-katlediyor-6409342 /

Art for Nature Association painted for Şişli Etfal

AGENDA, NEWS 28 APRIL 2021

The Art for Nature Association, which supported the decision of closing Şişli Hamidiye Etfal and Research Hospital and moving to Seyrantepe on the grounds that it is not earthquake resistant, within the framework of the campaign ‘Don’t Close Şişli Etfal, Do It On Site’, gathered today to say ‘Don’t Touch My Right to Health’ in Şişli Etfal’s garden. came.

RESISTING WITH ART ON THE FIELD
DİS, which has shown its reaction with the thematic tables and graffiti works they have drawn in various actions based on the struggle for rights for more than a year, met today in the garden of Şişli Etfal and demanded the transformation of Şişli Etfal on site.

‘DO NOT TOUCH MY RIGHT TO HEALTH AND HOSPITAL’
Emphasizing that easily accessible healthcare is the most fundamental right, DİS pointed out that our time is running out to prevent possible victimization and called on the public to support the signature campaign created by Şişli Etfal Solidarity.

With poetry, hope, stubbornness, On behalf of all poets.

Istanbul of my rural childhood
It was a fairy tale city for me;
A fell, a dream, unattainable
Yahya Kemal’s “Dream City”.

Then the day came, those dreams
They became real for me too:
In Bebek, Cihangir, Üsküdar,
“In old gardens in Kandilli” …

From Fatih, Eyüp, Balat,
I have passed through Kocamustapaşa;
Fikret, Akif, Nâzım
I got to know “remote and poor Istanbul” …

“When the nets are pulled from the fisherman”
I read poems from Orhan Veli.
I’m also a poet of this city
I missed having a son.

Of Cahit Sıtkı, of Necatigil
Beşiktaş; Burgas of Sait Faik,
Our dear, our pupil, our Istanbul,
Beloved of all poets.

Now these beauties are our beautiful,
The princess of our dreams,
To a soulless virtual city without poetry
They will transform, right?

No, we won’t let this go
His being shot in the house of life;
We will resist, we will resist,
With poetry, hope, stubbornness.
Yesterday, today, tomorrow
On behalf of all his poets.
April 3, 2021
Ataol Behramoğlu