Terme Environment Platform

Terme Environment Platform started its first protest “NO TO POWER PLANTS” with a press statement on Monday September 15, 2014, at 13.30 in TERME.

 

Terme Environment Platform that started and organized as TERÇEP on September 3 started working within a short time, visited supporting signatory NGOs and prepared and distributed posters, banners and information notes in the city by the help of our young friends. All together we said ”NO TO POWER PLANTS” on September 15 with the participation of people of Terme and environment friends from Samsun, Ünye and Fatsa. NGOs that prepared banners to say no to power plants watched the press release gathering around their banners. Some of the NGO representatives spoke during the press release saying; “Power plants will give harm to Terme, why did they choose Terme as the base, and Terme will not be silent anymore and we say ‘NO TO POWER PLANTS’.” Yetenek Sizsiniz (Turkey’s Got Talent) finalist Fatih Akyıldız, who spoke during the press release, emphasized the importance of green and said that because of power plants those greens would turn into dry and dead leaves showing green and dry leaves in his hands. Another public figure there was our brother Nusret from Evci Çamlıca neighbourhood… He is a protestor who made a name for himself with his previous protests. Our brother Nusret, who lives in the region where ashes of the thermal power plant planned to be built will be stored and where organic hazelnut is cultivated, displayed his colorful personality there as well. He said, showing dry hazelnut leaves, that soon they would be burning those branches which are people’s source of income as firewood, for peanuts, and life in this region would dry out. For this reason he said “NO TO POWER PLANTS”. A woman participator questioned why Terme and administrators were silent and asked everyone not to sell their farms, not to kill green and blue and said “NO TO POWER PLANTS”. At the end of the press release everyone was thanked for participating and the square was left with the wishes TERÇEP not to be left alone in protests to be held in the future. After the press release made by TERÇEP, Terçep executive committee was invited to the meeting. At the meeting inadequacies were addressed and schedule of further work and plans for the continuation of the process were discussed. It was resolved that the case would be watched closely in the public bodies and the process would be followed, a law commission would be set up, and visits would be made to neighbourhoods in cooperation with our mukhtars and religious official friends in order to make the case whole Terme’s concern. It was resolved that a meeting would be held with our mukhtars and religious official friends at the end of the month. It was resolved that it would help to visit news agencies and some of the powers in Samsun in order to keep the case on the agenda constantly. It was resolved that the petition would be followed closely both on paper and online and advertised. Dear People of Terme, Terçep is just a 20-day-old baby as of today. So many things are expected of this baby, who still has crusty eyes, as if Terçep is Superman. Dear People of Terme, you are Terme. You correspond to Terme. Terçep will have a voice if you support it. You are both the Backer ! and protector of Terçep. Friends who say that this is politician’s business, you hold the power to make politicians come to you. Whichever politician who wants to put Terme and you in a bad situation, there is an election ahead of you again, and maybe this will sound a little bit harsh but, finish them off… There are many who give advice and suggestions. However, for now, there are few who give a hand and walk the walk. You will embrace this case dear people of Terme, Terçep is only an initiator in this. People of Gerze won the fight. As women, men and children, they banded together, became one and achieved a victory. We should aim that, too. To achieve such a victory together in unison. Terçep has the potential to be a massive plane tree. And its arms and branches are ESO, TB, TO, ZO, ŞO, MEMURSEN, KAMUSEN, KESK, AKTİFSEN, TİAD, POLITICAL PARTIES, ASSOCIATION OF MUKHTARS AND ASSOCIATION OF RELIGIOUS OFFICIALS AND SUCH associations and opinion leaders, names of which are hard for me to remember. Gaining the support of those names aforementioned is an achievement of Terçep. In the event that Terçep is considered unsuccessful, a plane tree is formed of its leaves, arms and branches. So leaves and branches will be questioned, too. What did you do? Leaves and branches should not forget their duty. With the hope that we have brighter days ahead of us…