Uproar in Turkey over wind turbines

Aug 13, 2011

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Editor’s note
:  The following video was sent to WTS.com by this group, with the following message:

http://www.ibrahimkavagi.org No Wind farms! Yaşam alanlarımızda Rüzgar Çiftliği istemiyoruz!  (We do not want our fields of Life Wind Farm!)

Address:  Ibrahimkavağı Village / Cine / Aydin / TURKEY

If you open the link, you’re taken to the following video.  You don’t need to understand Turkish to understand what’s going on.  These people are getting arrested for opposing a windfarm next to their village.  (Sound familiar?)  Notice their civil disobedience:  refusing to disperse when the cops arrive.

VALİ GELMEDEN, ASKERLER GELDİ!.. from İbrahimkavağı Köyü Platform on Vimeo.

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The following is a screenshot of their website, using Google Translate (which gives a very rough translation, in this case).
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This is likewise taken from the website, again using Google Translate.  (Notice the text is cut off at the bottom, simply because I couldn’t get the entire text on my screen—and I didn’t want to scroll it.)

  1. Comment by Pogo (New Hampshire) on 08/14/2011 at 10:22 am

    We have met the enemy, and he is us.

    Pogo adaptation

  2. Comment by BARRY FUNFAR (Falmouth, MA) on 08/16/2011 at 12:39 am

    I only hope these people are successful in keeping the wind turbines away from their village. If this is what it takes or more to get your point across, then so be it. WE should have done this when the wind turbines were proposed in Falmouth, Maine, BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE BELIEVED THE BS WE WERE FED BY OUR TOWN OFFICIALS.

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