Construction on wind energy plant ongoing despite ban in Çanakkale

Seçkin Sağlam / DUVAR

Construction on a wind energy plant in rural parts of the western province of Çanakkale are illegal as they continue despite a ban, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) provincial council member Nejat Önder said. 

The area was sealed off after the construction was deemed illegal, but when a provincial environmental commission visited the site, they found that construction was continuing. 

“This is how we do all of our work, we start working illegally, pay the fines and then make up the paperwork. Our bosses made the necessary contacts with the Energy Market Regulatory Authority [EPDK], you start the work, we’ll take care of the rest, [they say],” a project manager told members of the commission. 

The commission determined that 119 parcels of land in the area had been rented out by the company in an unlawful manner that involved threatening and putting pressure on the owners. 

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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