Turkish government bears down on rural resistance to mining and hydro projects

Mongabay: Villagers in the country's lush Black Sea region face police force, legal hurdles, and more subtle means of suppression in their fight to protect the environment. The Fol Creek Valley outside of Trabzon, Turkey. Residents are fighting plans to build a cement factory, several rock quarries, a gold mine, and three hydropower plants in the area. Photo: Jennifer Hattam. The Fol Creek Valley rises steeply from Turkey's Black Sea shoreline, the grey concrete of the coastal cities quickly giving way......

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