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Mustafa Kaba and Çiğdem Artık
Expropriation, Lawlessness, and Resistance in Yirca's Olive Groves: An Interview with Olcay Bingol and Deniz Bayram
[This interview regarding the ongoing resistance and expropriation processes in Yırca (Soma) was conducted by Boğaziçi University students Çiğdem Artık and Mustafa Kaba. The interviewees are Olcay Bingöl, who is an ecological activist resisting in solidarity with the villagers in Yırca against the expropriation of their olive groves for a coal power plant, and Deniz Bayram, who is a lawyer for Greenpeace Mediterranean, which is following the case. This interview was ...Keep Reading »
Yırca'da Acele Kamulaştırma, Hukuksuzluk ve Direniş: Olcay Bingöl ve Deniz Bayram ile Röportaj [Boğaziçi Üniversitesi öğrencileri Çiğdem Artık ve Mustafa Kaba'nın Yırca'da zeytinliklerinin bölgeye termik santral yapımı için kamulaştırılmasına karşı direnen köylülerin yanında gönüllü olan ekoloji aktivisti Olcay Bingöl ve Greenpeace Akdeniz avukatı Deniz Bayram ile Yırca’da devam eden direniş ve acele kamulaştırma süreci hakkında Boğaziçi Mensupları Tüketim Kooperatifi için ...Keep Reading »
Mustafa Kaba is currently pursuing his MA in Economics at Boğaziçi University, where he also received his BA in Industrial Engineering. He has been an active member of Boğaziçi University's consumer cooperative BÜKOOP and participated in solidarity initiatives following the Soma mining disaster. He is a founding member of the urban agriculture collective Tarlataban. He researches the effects of economic expansion and development on rising inequality.
Çiğdem Artık is pursuing her BA in International Trade at Boğaziçi University. She is a founding member of the urban agriculture collective Tarlataban and she has actively participated in BÜKOOP, Boğaziçi University student cooperative, and Soma solidarity initiatives. Her research interests include food sovereignty and agricultural and energy policies. She is planning to pursue her graduate studies in the areas of gender and agriculture.