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Turks march against planned gold mine

Author: Birsen Altayli, Reuters, Published on: 12 August 2019

"'Don't come if you like gold': Turks march against planned gold mine", 6th of August 2019

Thousands of Turks including opposition lawmakers staged a peaceful and unusually large protest on the outskirts of a small western town on Monday against what they say will be pollution from a foreign-owned gold mine project.

Public opposition to the site owned by Dogu Biga Mining, the Turkish subsidiary of Canada-based Alamos Gold Inc, mounted after the firm allegedly cut down four times the number of trees than it declared in an environmental impact report.

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