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People from Munzur Walked Against Dam

Last Update 17.01.2011

In Tunceli, the protest against constructing dam is realized by the support of crafts, taxi drivers, and minibus drivers. “Against Pülümür Dam” mass meeting consisted of10 thousand participants which is organized by civil society organizations and mayors.

Şerafettin Halis, deputy of BDP, claimed that the dam construction is a military project and added: “We will not allow to the construction even for our life!” The protest is supported by Ferhat Tunç (artist), Şerafettin Halis, Edibe Şahin (mayor of Tunceli), 6 country mayor, and faculty members of Tunceli. The reaction is mainly sourced by government policies of ruling party on Tunceli. It is also mentioned that there are 24 dam project preparing, mainly Munzur and Pülümür, and 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant is completed. The people of Tunceli is completely against, and will be against the projects.

Translation: Demet Gülçiçek (Volunteer of Civil Society Development Center)

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