Tag Archives: Melih Gökçek @en

Revolution News: Information for the International Community regarding an illegal highway construction in Ankara


We would like to give a brief summary about the recent course of events in Ankara, regarding an illegal highway construction by Metropolitan Municipality. An eight-lane highway plan, passing through the natural protected area within Middle East Technical University (METU) land, as well as conjoint neighborhoods, was put into action by Ankara Metropolitan Municipality without juridicial approval. METU community and [...] → Read the full article…

Bianet: New Trees to Be Planted on METU Campus

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Various groups from METU released a statement, saying that Ankara Municipality’s bulldozers committed an “unlawful environmental massacre” by cutting trees on METU campus on the night of October 18. Various groups from METU will plant trees today on METU campus after Ankara Municipality’s bulldozers cut several trees on the night of October 18. Orta Doğu Academicians Association, METU Alumni Association, [...] → Read the full article…

ODTÜ Statement from the Student Collectives


The Student Collectives published a statement about the insidious assault against the ODTÜ (Middle East Technical University) on the last day of the religious festival, after midnight: This assault is not only against the trees in the ODTÜ campus but also against the University itself! We are going to resist all over Turkey! The aggressors who assaulted the ODTÜ by [...] → Read the full article…