Save Marmaris from mining

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

In Muğla’s Marmaris district, where 41 licenses allow mining research to be conducted on 52 percent of the land, the deputy to parliament has made three motions before the Turkish Grand National Assembly, or TBMM, asking for these permissions to be revoked.

, saying he would file a lawsuit with the help of CHP District Governor Halil Gökovalı.

Marmaris Municipal Council member and environmentalist Nurcan Dağ brought the matter to light, saying, “If we don’t hurry the machines will start to dig.”

After the council discovered that 52 percent of the district had been licensed for mining research, Muğla’s Republican People’s Party, or CHP, parliament deputy Ali Arslan took action. He brought three different motions before TBMM and asked for a reply from the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Hilmi Güler, the Minister of Environment and Forestry Vesysel Eroğlu and the Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertuğrul Günay.
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