[Photo Story] They lose grasp on earth they once transported

[Photo Story] They lose grasp on earth they once transported

Kürşat Bayhan (Photo: Sunday’s Zaman)

December 27, 2014, Saturday/ 17:00:00/ KÜRŞAT BAYHAN

Nearly 300 families live in the village where they first settled in the 1920s in the exchange of populations. The second generation people who left their homelands behind made a new life for themselves here. The land along the valley nearby the village is their source of life because they rely on agricultural production. This land was a desert back then; when they first settled there, the desert scenes of the Turkish movies were shoot in this area; now it is an agricultural oasis thanks to the earth they transported there. Every family has its share in the land where they perform organic agriculture; they sell their products in Sarıyer Bazaar. However, the families have faced a danger of losing their lands many times. Villagers say: “First, İSKİ wanted to create water purification plant here; then they confiscated.

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