MINING PROJECTS THAT CAN CUT 300,000 -500,000 -1MILLION TREES WITH A SINGLE MINING PROJECT, will come to an end …

In the cancellation lawsuit we previously filed against “the announcement of the collective tender of 766 mines”, the Ankara 4th Administrative Court decided to REJECT on the grounds that “the announcement of a collective mine tender cannot be sued”, but the Council of State 13th Chamber 2020/3355 E. 2020/3544 K. COLLECTIVE MINE TENDER CANCELLATION CASES WERE OPENED. Based on the decisions of Precedent DANIŞTAY, we filed a lawsuit for the cancellation of the announcement of 606 mining tenders from the MEDITERRANEAN -EGE-MARMARA-BLACK SEA and CENTRAL ANATOLIA, where environmental associations, medical chambers and ZMO headquarters were plaintiffs.
The social cost analysis, which the General Directorate of Mining and Petroleum Affairs is obliged to do, does not fulfill the PLANNING DUTY imposed on the State officials with the article 166 of the Constitution, without any calculations – books and without any strategy. These transactions, which he made by bidding them, threaten the lives of our people. Scientists HAVE DETERMINED THAT Widespread deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of agriculture, intensive farming, mining and infrastructure development lead to corona virus outbreaks. (See https://ipbes.net/covid19stimulus) In August 2020, it was scientifically proven that in forest areas and other natural ecosystems destroyed by mining, Covid 19 virus increased 2.5 times and the risk of virus transmission to humans increased by 70%. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2562-8) On the other hand, AFTER THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF ALL MINING PROJECTS IN THE SAME BASIN – THE SAME ECOSYSTEM IS CALCULATED, THAT THE BASIN CAN BE REMOVED BY THE IMPOSSIBLE MINERAL LUBRICANTS. ALTHOUGH IT IS, MAPEG does not fulfill this requirement.

           THE MOST IMPORTANT MOTIVATION OF THE SPECIAL ENTERPRISE MINING ATTACKING OUR LIVING AREAS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MOTIVATION OF THE MINERAL LAW, WHICH IS LEAVING 3% TO 8% OF THE MINE TO THE STATE. In this case, together with our unconstitutional grounds, we demanded that the Ankara Administrative Court APPLY TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FOR CANCELLATION OF Article 14 of the Mining Law.
        - According to Article 168 of the Constitution - "Natural resources": Natural wealth and resources are under the jurisdiction and disposal of the State ",
      - Leaving 3% of the extracted mine to the public and PRIVATE ENTERPRISE MINING is contrary to the SOCIAL STATE QUALITY, which obliges the observance of the public interest, which is the non-modifiable provision of the Constitution (Article 2 of the Constitution),
       - Mining activities, which are one of the two main activities (together with thermal power plants) that both cause and aggravate the Corona virus outbreaks, violate the "right to live in a healthy and balanced environment",

MINING PROJECTS THAT CAN CUT 300,000 -500,000 -1MILLION TREES WITH A SINGLE MINING PROJECT; As Article 169 of our Constitution prevents “the duty to protect and improve forests imposed on the State”, ARTICLE 14 OF THE MINING LAW WHICH CAUSES COMPANIES ATTACKING OUR LIVING SPACES IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND SHOULD BE CANCELED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT. 13.04.2021

           Eastern Mediterranean Environmental Associations

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İsmail Hakkı Atal

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