Deaths of salt lake flamingo cubs

Deaths of salt lake flamingo cubs

Dear friends,

We were all horrified by the photos of dead flamingo cubs in the press recently!

As if the Mamasin Dam on the Melendiz Stream, the Cihanbeyli Pond in front of the Peçenek and İnsuyu Stream weren’t enough, the lake was completely dehydrated after the villagers built dams and cut off the last waterways of the birds that stopped at Tuz Lake.
Adult birds flew away helplessly. Thousands of flamingo cubs that could not yet fly died of thirst.

The right to life is the fundamental right of all living things, Friends. The world is the living space of all living things and it is selfish and irresponsible to say the least, for people or institutions to use limited resources only for themselves.

Now the authorities will start an investigation, maybe they will re-determine the migration routes and hatching places of the birds. This will ease the conscience of the public and make them forget their responsibilities. This scenario, which we see in every natural massacre, will be repeated once again and those scenes will be forgotten in a very short time. Until the next disaster.

We, who came together to raise awareness about the right to life of all living things in the world, would like to remind you once again that we are not alone in the world, that the lives of all living things are connected by a thread of cotton, and that every living thing we know or do not know is an important building block of the ecosystem in this world.

Dear Friends, that the deaths of flamingo cubs should not be forgotten after three days and things will change only with you. With your sensitivity and support, the hopeless approach of the authorities will come to an end, and destruction and massacres will be prevented. We appeal to everyone who is sensitive to nature and respects the right to life of all living things. Hear our voice and support our struggle to protect nature!

Remember, there is no other world, no other Turkey to live in!


PLASTIC WASTE … The effects of plastic waste on ecology and solution suggestions,

DISDER INTERVIEW : ( Publication in Turkish)

Hello Dear Friends,

As individuals who are sensitive to nature and art, we came together under the umbrella of the Art for Nature Association and organize various activities to raise awareness about the plunder of nature in our country and the right to life of all living things in nature.

In this context, we are starting DISDER INTERVIEWS. On the 3rd day of the 3rd week of each month, we will meet with our guests who are experts in a different subject and subject related to nature and art. Our first interview will be broadcast live on our youtube channel and zoom on June 23 at 21:00. The subject is very important and concerns the environmental pollution and the health of all living things, especially human beings. PLASTIC WASTE … The effects of plastic waste on ecology and solution proposals were presented by THD President Mr. Turhan ÇAKAR and TÜKODER President Mr. We will listen from Aziz KOÇAL. We believe that it will be a much more productive conversation if you join us and share your views and questions with us.

Hope to meet you at the first of DISDER INTERVIEWS on the 3rd day of the 3rd week at 21:00…



Hello Dear Friends,

As individuals who are sensitive to nature and art, we came together under the umbrella of the Art for Nature Association and organize various art events to raise awareness about the plunder of nature in our country and the right to life of all living things in nature, because we believe in the stimulating, unifying and healing power of art.

In this context, we are organizing a PHOTO EVENT. The name of our Photography Event is “STOP TO NATURE LOAD!” and its purpose; When we say mines, HEPPs, GPPs, highways, concrete cities, we draw attention to the increasing plunder of nature in our country and all over the world. After the evaluation of the photos you have sent to us by our jury members, we will organize the “SAY STOP TO THE NATURE FLOOR WITH YOUR PHOTOS!” and we will witness the increasing plunder in our country, where the agenda is changing rapidly, by bringing them together in a booklet with the same name.

After the pandemic (painting, sculpture, scriptwriting, drama and acting, art history, etc.) two courses (six months) training for the participants who received the first three degrees in the competition.
Mentioned participants will be provided with a course (three months) training in their preferred art.

If you participate in our event, you can announce the plunder in your region to the public with the photos you take. You can find detailed information about our activity on our website. Thank you all for protecting nature.

Hope to meet you at our exhibition…

Are you aware that we are losing nature!
Destruction of forests, pollution of water resources, seas and lakes, poisoning of the soil with chemicals under the name of fertilization, destructive damages of mining, HEPPs, GPPs, highways, ports, shopping malls, housing, increasing concretion…! All of these are threatening nature and the living creatures in nature more and more every day.
Nature is being plundered and destroyed for the sake of profit! We see, hear and feel them! We know the importance of nature, but do we have enough sensitivity and struggle to raise public awareness for the protection of natural life?
As the Art for Nature Association, our mission is to raise public awareness of the importance of nature, which is plundered for profit. For this purpose, we are organizing a Photography Event with the subject of “NATURE FIELD”. In this way, we think that we can once again draw attention to the Plunder of Nature, bring together the Friends of Nature and warn the Enemies of Nature.
The name of our event is “STOP TO THE LOAD OF NATURE!”
You can also contribute to this effort with your photographs and increase our justified sensitivity!


  1. Anyone who likes nature and photography can participate in our event. Parents of our participants under the age of 18 are required to fill in the undertaking in Annex 1 and add it to the application file. Otherwise, the photo will not be evaluated.
  2. Participation in the event is free.
  3. The photo can be a photo from Turkey or the whole world. The important thing is that the photograph strikingly reveals the plunder of nature and/or the effort made to protect nature. Within the scope of the subject of the event and original photographs will be evaluated.
  4. The participant can participate in the event with a maximum of 3 Digital Color or Black and White works. In case of participation with more than one work, the content of the photographs should not repeat each other and should be different.
  5. Except for simple interventions such as sharpness, contrast, saturation, photographs created entirely with computer software will not be accepted. The documentary structure of the photograph must not have been changed. The opinion of the jury is essential in this matter.
  6. Previously exhibited and awarded photographs can also participate in the event. However, photographs that contain framing differences and/or cropped images of photographs that have received awards (degree, honorable mention, special award) in any competition held before or simultaneously with this event, and images with color change applied, cannot participate in the event. On the contrary, the behavior is considered a violation of the rules.
  7. It is accepted that they allow people who can be seen in the photos sent to the event to be photographed and published in visual, internet and printed media. The relevant responsibility belongs to the participant who sent the photo and any objection or disagreement is not the responsibility of the association.
  8. The participant accepts, declares and undertakes that the photos uploaded to the website belong entirely to him and that all permissions have been obtained. Using the images of someone else, in whole or in part, is considered a violation of the rules. The relevant responsibility belongs to the participant who sent the photo and any objection or disagreement is not the responsibility of the association.
  9. Sanctions in Article 13 of “TFSF U/UA Contest Organization Standards Directive” are applied to participants who violate the rules. The exhibitor’s exhibition is cancelled; the prize slot is left blank; title and gains are taken back. This does not mean that the ranking of other participants will be changed; does not give rise to the right of request to the competitors who have received and/or not received other awards.
  10. The photos sent should be taken as 2000.3000 pixels or 4000.1500 pixels and should be added to the photography activity section of the website as jpeg without shrinking.
  11. The photographs were presented to the jury in a completely darkened hall; It will be presented on a projection machine with a resolution of 3840 pixels x 2160 pixels, on a screen with a diagonal length of at least 1 and at most 2.5 m, or on a 42/55 inch LCD monitor with a resolution of ultra HD 4K 3840 pixels x 2160 pixels.
  12. The photographs that received a rating and were deemed worthy of being exhibited at the event “Say Stop to the Plunder of Nature!” will be exhibited in print at our exhibition (name may change).
  13. Among the photographs that were awarded and exhibited at the event, those determined by the association will be printed as a booklet together with the name of the owner of the work and information about the region where the photograph was taken, and this booklet will be distributed. The participant is deemed to have accepted the printing of his photograph in the booklet.
  14. The name of the author cannot be found on the photograph. The author will participate in the event with a pseudonym.
  15. First degree relatives of jury members cannot attend the event.
  16. Participants who send photos to the competition are deemed to have accepted the conditions of participation detailed above.

The deadline for participation in the event is 19 Octobre 2021 and the results will be announced on the website on 30 octobre 2021; In addition, winners will be notified of the results by phone and/or e-mail.
Depending on the pandemic conditions, a special event will be organized and an exhibition will be held on Novombre 17, 2021, where plaques and participation certificates will be presented to the participants.

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

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.


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

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.


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 …


Declaring that he could not get enough support, the citizen used the following statements: our forests-katlediyor-6409342 /

Art for Nature Association painted for Şişli Etfal


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.

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.

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


As members of the Art for Nature Association, yesterday we made paintings for the crazy project Canal Istanbul, which all scientists perceive as a great danger to Istanbul, and during the Press Release, we tried to draw attention to the destruction that Canal Istanbul will cause in these paintings.
In these paintings, we depicted Storks, Yarimburgaz Cave, Terkos Lake, and trees that dry up when they are green. Because, if the Canal Istanbul project comes to life, for the sake of a 45 km concrete channel extending from Küçük Çekmece to Terkos Lake, all these pictures will be destroyed!

We have painted a tree that is green on one side and dried on the other. Because if this project comes to life, 458 hectares of forestland will be destroyed. Moreover, 2500 hectares of trees will be cut down for the new city to be created around the Canal. However, for all living things, tree means breath, it means life itself.
Let the trees live, the forests live! ”

We painted lakes, because if this project comes to life, the Küçükçekmece lagoon will disappear, the Sazlıdere dam will be completely flooded, the Terkos lake will be partially lost, 66 streams will be wasted by mixing with the canal instead of irrigating the soil, the sea water will mix into the underground waters in the region over time, and perhaps Trakya all freshwater resources will be destroyed! Water means life, means life!

Let Terkos keep fresh water, let the streams flow!

We painted storks, because if this project comes to life, most of the 124 bird species in the area will be lost. The breeding and wintering population of birds will be affected due to habitat loss. Baklalı, Boyalık and Dursunköy are vital for all migratory birds, especially storks. And this concrete channel will unfortunately be the end of them, like many other animals living in the area!
Let the migratory birds live, let them fly freely!
We depicted the Yarimburgaz cave, because the 1st Degree Archaeological Natural Site, the 400,000-year-old Yarimburgaz Cave and 25 other registered cultural assets in the region will be destroyed by this concrete canal. While painting the Yarimburgaz cave, we not only reminded the importance of this cave and all the others, but also wanted to explain that the concrete canal project is a dark, invisible and bottomless well just like this cave.
Let history live, humanity live!
Yes, this project is almost a bottomless well … It is a dark corridor where it is uncertain where it will lead Istanbul and us, and the light is not visible at the end … 3 billion cubic meters of excavation will be released, chaos will occur in the city due to 400 giant trucks, coastal fishing will end, marine ecosystems will change.

Well, have you ever wondered why all this chaos, all this massacre of nature? His answer: “A New City where qualified population will be resettled”
In other words, it is a concrete city where the qualified population will live, not us, and all this is done for the profit created by this concrete city! The fact that 27 million square meters of land in the region changed hands is the proof of this claim!
We painted the destroyed world. Just like in this picture, Istanbul is being destroyed for the sake of rent. For the luxurious concrete houses overlooking the concrete canal of the qualified population, for whom having enough money is considered sufficient criterion, all living things in nature and nature are being destroyed out of sight, even out of spite!
Let the world live, let Istanbul live! “

However, as the people of Istanbul, we say that we do not need a concrete canal, thousands of new concrete houses, but forests, birds, clean air, clean water, in short nature, to live.
We say that if our country has 75 billion to devote to a concrete canal in this economic downturn, let’s use this budget not for the destruction of life, but for the preservation of life, for the pandemic, for earthquake preparation!
We do not want our trees, lakes, storks and historical values ​​to remain in photographs and paintings! We want to leave all these beauties to our children and future generations!

Don’t let Salda Lake disappear, let it be a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Dear nature and life advocates, we planned to organize a Hashtag event on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 20:00, as the Twitter event of our “Don’t let Salda Lake disappear, let it be considered a UNESCO World Heritage” campaign so that Salda Lake gets the protection it deserves. We expect your support to function as a democratic pressure group.

1- The first tweet will be posted today from Salda Lake Conservation Association Twitter account @ SaldaDernek.

Kadıköy Press release: Or Canal, Or Istanbul

May 27, 2021

They want Istanbul to destroy our city, which has hosted many civilizations, and is known all over the world with its nature and cultural assets. Until today, we have lost most of our city memory, especially with the attacks made in the last 20 years.
We have very little left from Istanbul, where Orhan Veli was listening with his eyes closed. Now, our cultural assets; They are transferring Gezi Park, Galata Tower to some supporting institutions that have been fabricated as “foundations” that do not even exist. They aim to completely eliminate our remaining cultural assets such as Yarimburgaz Caves, Odabaşı and Dursunköy Bridges in the 3rd Region of Istanbul with the rent and plunder project “Kanal Istanbul”. Profit ambitions do not end, do not stop ..
We met here today to explain the meaning of Istanbul’s 3rd Region for us. Istanbul;
It is our city where we feel the sweet breeze of the wind coming from the North Forests, where we watch the migration of storks and their accommodation from Yeniköy, where nets are pulled on the Black Sea coast, where we are happy with the sounds of children on the beach, where the sunflower fields bring the beautiful color of the sun to the ground. Our lakes are both our water and our city where we sit on the edge to take a breath, listen to the chirping of the birds, look at its unique flowers lovingly, and listen to the rustling of the leaves of its trees. Starting from Küçükçekmece, it is our city in which we chat by fencing the seeds in front of the houses, share our vegetables we grow in our gardens, walk on historical bridges (rest with the sound of the streams flowing at the bottom and even drink the sugar-like water of those streams.
Now they want to build a “Canal” for our city and a “Yenişehir” for a handful of rich people. Those who irreversibly destroyed Istanbul with the 3rd Bridge, 3rd Airport and new highways; He wants to eliminate the remaining of the Northern Forests, the last agricultural areas of Istanbul, lakes and all the districts in the region and to displace the people living there. They declared in the EIA report that “qualified people” will now live in the region. In other words, there is no place for us workers, laborers, tradesmen and farmers in the “project” they have just designed.
All public opinion polls in Istanbul show that the overwhelming majority of the people do not want this “project”. AKP President said, “Despite them, we will also do Canal Istanbul, we will do it out of spite.” Despite whom and what? The public knows the damage this plundering project will cause to the city and nature. A handful of proponents are aware that you are attacking nature and the city to make the capital even richer, and the people who voted for you know that, they are against this project.
A new decree was published in the Official Gazette. The state has given a guarantee to finance the “project”, which for us means “build-operate – make the capital rich – pay the public”. In other words, what they make us pay after they do is not enough, they will make the Treasury pay for what they did not get the loan with our taxes.
With the Yenişehir project; They will pillage the last wetlands of our city, which is cracked by water, and the surrounding lakes of Terkos and Küçükçekmece by declaring new “tourism” areas and deepen the destruction.
A short while ago, farmers engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry were notified to evacuate their lands in Arnavutköy, which covers an important part of the “Kanal Istanbul” project. They are declaring the last villages of Istanbul as “logistic areas” and trying to expel them from their lands. Since the concepts of right, law and justice have been thrown to the trash, we have no other guarantees than “solidarity and struggle together”.
The people do not want this “plundering and destruction project”. Thousands of people filed an objection, dozens of institutions and individuals sued. The court, which took the decision of discovery, does not appoint any expert, but they explain that they are speeding up the tender preparations. Once again, we are aware that they are trying to sign new lawlessness by saying “the horse has passed Üsküdar”.
We met here today to tell us about Istanbul and to say that we will not destroy our city and our memory. We repeat; We will continue our struggle against those who stubborn with Istanbul, the public and nature.

Either Kanal Or Istanbul Coordination