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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Tarkan Nature Campaign Setback

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Following an environmental report's claim that Tarkan's nature campaign against the building of a controversial dam in Turkey might be in danger again from Chinese backers after European sponsors pulled out of the project, Turkish paper Milliyet now quotes Environment minister Veysel Eroğlu as saying that three Turkish banks will fund the necessary money to start construction.

In partnership with a nature society's campaign, Tarkan has publicly objected to plans for the construction of a water dam in the southeastern region of Turkey.

It is part of the current government's plans to rejuvenate the region and secure energy resources for the country, but the artist believes it will destroy the natural habitat of wildlife there and displace the minorities currently living in the area.

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