“Let Gediz Ergene not be the Gulf of Marmara”

Soyer, who covered 401 kilometers and even 1800 kilometers in Manisa, Kütahya and Uşak, called for “No Gediz Ergene, no Körfez Marmara”. Stating that Turkey is facing a very serious threat of drought and the drought has become painful, President Soyer said, “The threat of drought requires an urgent solution. While the whole world is already having problems with water resources due to the threat of climate change, agricultural policies and wild use of water continue.”


401 km Reminding that the long-length Gediz River, starting from Murat Mountain, where it was born, crosses Uşak, Manisa and İzmir and pours into the İzmir Bay, Mayor Soyer said: . But if we cannot cut the pollution at the point where Gediz empties into the sea, a clean bay is not possible. Therefore, the pollution or cleanliness in the Gediz Basin is also of interest to the citizens of Ankara and Istanbul.

We must work together by hand in hand. Just as the veins in the human body give blood and life, the veins of this paradise land are also the rivers. in the Sea of ​​Marmara mucilage Soyer, citing the pollution in the Ergene River as an example by referring to the problem of musilajson It’s not a matter of years.

For decades, our wealth that we have squandered, our streams we never claimed, and Ergene, which we have poisoned.,It is the result of the streams that we do not run clean, the settlements where we give the sewage to the sea. Our marathon is a trip to Gediz Ergene and not to Körfez Marmara. This is our aim. We will not turn Gediz into Ergene.”

Emphasizing that a budget should be allocated for the works to be done along the Gediz River, because the cost of package treatment and laying additional channels will be costly, Soyer said, “All this is actually not a secret. Facts known to the relevant institutions of our state. Why is it not done? If you prefer to allocate your resource to a place called Kanal Istanbul instead of here, we have to ask for it. If my Bay is polluted, if the Gediz Basin, which makes up 10 percent of the agricultural production in Turkey, is polluted, and if you allocate the resource you need to allocate for the solution of this pollution to Kanal Istanbul, not here, I have to hold accountable for this because of my duty as a citizen living in this land. We will not leave our producers or our consumers fed by these lands helpless.

No one should worry, we are here and we will do what is necessary,” he said. Soyer and his accompanying delegation, who went to Uşak at the end of the first day, were greeted by members of the CHP provincial and district organizations. While conveying his impressions, Chairman Soyer said, “We are faced with a very deplorable picture. What’s worse is that very few people are aware of this,” he said.


President Soyer said, “We need to do politics here. That’s our political land,What you call nationalism means protecting the rivers that are the veins of this land, the lakes that are the source of life, its mountains, trees and flowers.

No one should make me a nationalist heroism other than this. Nationalism means protecting the fertility and abundance of this land. Patriotism means fighting for the clean flow of the rivers that are the lifeblood of this country. This is nationalism, and nationalism and patriotism suit us. That’s why we will protect Gediz,” he said. President Soyer’s review tour in the Gediz Basin will last for 4 days and will end with a press conference in Foça on Saturday, July 17th.

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Güncel by www.cumhuriyet.com.tr.

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