28 Dec '17, 7pm

The story of the 12 year old resistance: This week another chapter of the battle turned dramatic.

The story of the 12 year old resistance: This week another chapter of the battle turned dramatic.

Amasra is famous for a conqueror’s remark upon seeing it. He called it the pupil of the world’s eye. A town surrounded by olive trees, overlooking a fog covered cove. For many generations forestry, agriculture, fisheries and tourism constituted the main source of income for the people of Amasra. Since 2005, they have another job, one that requires resources and threatens their livelihoods – resisting Hattat Holding’s plans for building a coal fired power plant — on Gömü and Tarlaağzı villages’ land, a few hundred meters from the olive trees, overlooking the inversion fog covered sea, (which would mean the pollution from the plant descending right down on the town) and butchering the forests for its electricity grid. Local communities have been fighting back in court, mobilizing villagers and organizing a resistance that put the company in a deadlock.

Full article: https://350.org/amasra/

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