Kolin Illegally Destroys Olive Grove for Coal Expansion in Turkey

Photo | 9 November, 2014

Local people from Yirca village show evidence of almost 6,000 trees illegally bulldozed to make way for a proposed Kolin Group coal power planet. Kolin’s project initially bypassed a law protecting olive groves restricting industrial development within three km of the trees with an “urgent expropriation” decision taken by the government. A Turkish court has since suspended the government decision.