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CHP’s Özkan: How many companies have been granted mining licenses against olive groves?

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CHP Bursa Deputy Prof.Dr.Yüksel Özkan, which companies were granted mining licenses in the areas subject to the statement, which allowed the use of olive groves by mining companies and for which a stay of execution was decided by the 8th Department of the State Council at the end of approximately 2 months, Minister of Power and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez. he asked.

BURSA (IGFA) – CHP Bursa Deputy Prof. Dr. Yüksel Özkan, in his parliamentary question, asked the Minister of Power and Ordinary Resources, Fatih Dönmez, about the licenses given to mining companies between 01 March 2022 and 20 April 2022.

It is underlined that with the Regulation Amending the Mining Regulation, which entered into force by being published in the Official Gazette on 01/03/2022 with the number 31765, “areas registered as olive groves in the Land Registry to be opened to mining activities ” were allowed, but the 8th Department of the State Council decided to stay the execution of the issue. Özkan, who drew the line, asked Minister Dönmez how many companies were granted mining licenses in this short period of time.


CHP Deputy Özkan drew attention to the lands opened to mining companies and destroyed. Deputy Özkan said, “During the AK Party government, it was desired to change the olive growing law nine times, but these efforts were repulsed by the pressures created by the surrounding organizations and us as the opposition.”


“Thousands of hectares of forest in the construction of the North Anatolian Highway and Istanbul Airport, 400 thousand trees killed in Kaz Mountains, deforestation in Bursa Kirazlıyayla, cyanide pools formed in Bergama, Balıkesir, Niğde, Fatsa, 686 HEPP projects that dry our streams , ongoing projects in Mersin Özkan said, “The government has almost declared a war against nature with the construction of nuclear power plant and hundreds of projects.”

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