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18 Feb 2016

Today's Zaman [Turkey]

Turkey: Protests over Artvin mine construction grow as more security forces deployed

Protests over Artvin mine construction grow as more security forces deployed, 17 Feb 2016

Anti-mining demonstrations in the Black Sea province of Artvin escalated after locals built barricades to block police officers in protest of a company's [Cengiz Holding] move to open a new mine in the province's green Cerattepe district...

The Cihan news agency reported on Wednesday that 11 people were detained by the police during a protest held in front of the office of Cengiz Holding in Ankara. The police used tear gas against the protesters. The protesters shouted phrases such as, “We will not allow you to destroy Artvin.”...