The Kirazlı Gold Mine Project is not located in the Kaz Mountains. It is located 40 km away from the Kaz Dağları National Park. The project site is located in Kirazlı village, on the skirts of Balaban Hill. Its location is within the borders of the Biga Mountains.
The Republic of Turkey prohibits mining in National Parks, Natural Preserves, Archeological Sites and Wildlife Protection Areas. It is also prohibited in Specially Protected Environment Forests, Gene Protection Areas, Short and Medium distance water basins protection areas.
Doğu Biga’s projects are not located in these areas. False claims have been communicated about location of the Kirazlı Gold Project, claiming that it is located in Kaz Mountains.
In 2020, a government report was published confirming that the project is not located in the Kaz Mountains, which was completed by an official in the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
Kirazlı Project is Located in Biga Mountains.
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Education, Geography Education Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Rüştü Ilgar and the inspectors of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry have reported that Kirazlı village, where the Kirazlı mine field, which has occupied the agenda for a period, is not located in the Kaz Mountains.
Regarding the gold exploration in Çanakkale, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources said, “The mining area is not in the Kaz Mountains, but in Kirazlı Balaban Hill, which is about 40 kilometers from the Kaz Mountains.” found in the description.
Statement of Kaz Mountains from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Famous names and CHP municipalities took action against the massacre of trees in the Kaz Mountains. Thereupon, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry responded to the allegations about Kazdağları on their social media accounts. In the statement, which stated that the mining site is not located in the Kaz Mountains, but 40 kilometers from the Kaz Mountains, it was noted that the number of trees felled was 13 thousand, not 195 thousand as claimed.
Mineral exploration in Çanakkale has turned into an anti-government perception operation. Contrary to the claims of the CHP deputies, the mining sites are at least 40 kilometers from the Kaz Mountains National Park. The number of trees felled is 13 thousand 400, not 195 thousand.
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