The natural site of the Black Sea, which is determined as the new tourism destination area for thermal and winter tourism and selected as one of the two points where ‘sample plateau’ models will be applied by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is planned to be opened in the village of Cevizlik in the İkizdere Valley of Rize and reached 16 million tons. The quarry project to buy nearby stones caused reactions.
The villagers continue their protests against the quarry projects in the region. The villagers are concerned that the natural habitats of the quarry will be destroyed, agriculture and beekeeping will disappear, and their livelihoods will be damaged.
Reacting to the project to be made in Gürdere and Cevizlik villages, Sezen Aksu used the following statements in his written statement:
“This country is the homeland of our mothers, fathers and children … Not so that the temporary authority we give to governments, our living spaces and lives are taken away … If you insist on acting like this to your people, you have exceeded your authority and lost the legitimacy ground.”
TARKAN HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED
Megastar Tarkan also reacted to the project. Tarkan made a statement on Twitter, “My dear country is Rize, my dear İkizdere, my dear fellow citizens! I hear your painful cry. My heart is burning too. I feel deeply your righteous rebellion in wanting to protect your nature and your homeland, and I am with you in this struggle with all my heart.” he said.
‘Stone quarry’ reaction from Tarkan: It is burning!
Source: News Global