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27 Oct 2019

Cesme Platform for Sustainability

Our response to Vega Energy letter

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...an EIA report for this project [has never] been conducted. Instead together with the license issued in 2008, it was given an "EIA not required" document... The lawsuit that the locals and landowners who cultivate and have lived in the valley for generations had to file was against the "EIA not required" decision...

This case has been exhausted and prolonged in court since 2014, where the supreme court of The Turkish Republic ruled in the favor of the locals twice. The company is continually ignoring the concerns of the locals as well as court verdicts and meanwhile they proceeded with their construction...

[T]he case has been accepted and is pending before the Constitutional Court of the Turkish Republic...