KHIDR ILYAS YILDIRIM
Residents of the Sarıalan Plateau in Bolu fear that their plateaus will fall victim to being leased with the Bolu Köroğlu Mountain Culture and Tourism Conservation and Development Area Master Plan. Ümmiye Gören, who has been involved in animal husbandry on the Sarıalan plateau for many years, said: “If they turn our highlands into a golf and football field, they will make the villager engaged in the raising animals from the position of milk producer. They will cause damage to 1,500 families on the plateau. “We think it’s a project,” he said.
As Bolu Köroğlu Mountain Culture and Tourism Conservation and Development Area Master Plan is under consideration in Bolu, it aims to transform an area of about 38,000 hectares into a tourist center. In the Sarıalan plateau, which is estimated to be one of the areas where the project will be implemented, the villagers are feeling uneasy. After several inns on the plateau were sealed by the decision of the governor of Bolu in recent months, business owners and residents of the plateau fear that they will be evicted from the regions in which they live and that the regions in which they live are given to wealthy investors. Claiming that they have not been able to obtain detailed information on the project in question, the inhabitants of the highlands are asking the authorities to decide on the fate of their highlands.
“WE BELIEVE THE PROJECT IS PREPARED FOR TENANTS CLOSE TO THE GOVERNMENT”
CHP Bolu Central District Chairman Ersan Türkoğlu and accompanying party members met with business owners and plateau residents, whose boarding houses were closed on Sarıalan Plateau on Friday. CHP members made a press statement with business owners and aggrieved highland residents. Ersan Türkoğlu said: “The Governor of Bolu, Mr. Ahmet Ümit, recently made a statement regarding the master plan for the conservation and development area of Bolu Köroğlu mountain culture and tourism. He said that this plan is very important for Bolu and everyone should own it.We believe that it is not prepared for Bolu, but for tenants close to the government, who want to enjoy the beauties of Bolu and whose number will not exceed 10. In the Sarıalan plateau, which is included in the project, small businesses have “We think this is the first phase,” he said.
“WHO WILL BE AWARDED THE HIGHLANDS AND THE RANGES”
Expressing that as CHP, they are not against tourism investments, but that highland residents should be given priority during investments, Türkoğlu continued his speech as follows:
“In 2015, with the decision of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, an area of 51,450 hectares was declared as the Master Plan for the Conservation and Development Area of Bolu Köroğlu Mountain Culture and Tourism. The Chamber of Ankara Architects took this case to court and the area was reduced to 38,000 hectares by court ruling.Per hectares, 310 areas the size of Abant Lake will be opened for development.There are almost 60 plateaus and pastures, of which 20 are registered, in this area. What will be the situation of these plateaus and pastures? Will the people of Bolu, the people of the plateau, be victims? To whom will these areas be allocated? We do not We are certainly not against tourism investments. If we want to make investments, we should provide the necessary training for people descended from ancestors, grandparents, grandmothers, who have rights to these plateaus. There should be to have small-scale and local projects.
“BERAT ALBAYRAK SAYS TO THE INVESTIGATIONS”
Past period Economy It is said that the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, accompanied by the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Berat Albayrak, came to the Sarıalan plateau last year and carried out inspections by helicopter. After that, some businesses within the borders of the plateau are closed. We will not allow the AK Party to sell all the beauties of the country to three or five rich Bolu. The AK party government wants to turn these places into areas where people cannot enter and middle and low income people cannot enter and give them to the rich. If four tires are purchased for a public car, the AK party members will almost make a statement, but for some reason the provincial AK party chairman and deputies do not make a statement on this issue. We invite the politicians of the AKP party to make statements that will relieve Bolu on this issue.”
BUSINESS OWNERS ARE VICTIMS
Erol Çataklıoğlu, who has been running a hostel on the Sarıalan plateau for about 25 years, said: “I have spent my life in this hostel with my family for 25 years. Our dear Governor, after this master plan, first shut down our business. “. We believe there is a rent in this area. What exists here is that the villagers are ignored. A plan has been prepared but no explanation has been given. We do not know if we are in this master plan project or not.
“WE BELIEVE THIS PROJECT IS A GOVERNMENT PROJECT, NOT A GOVERNMENT PROJECT”
Ümmiye Gören, a highlander who has been dealing with livestock on the Sarıalan plateau for many years, said, “I have about 35 cattle. We cannot survive if we cannot graze our animals for 4-5 months. already a perfect tourist area in its current state. If they turn our highlands into a golf course and a football field, they will turn the farmer from the position of a milk carrier into a villager who brings tea. They will cause damage to 1,500 families in The state project of this project. “We believe this is a government project,” he said.