economy, ecology, space
In Eastern Turkey, currently and over the course of the 20th century, more and more mining and the extraction of minerals have had dramatic effects on land usage, ownership and traditional livelihood in the region. Few corporations monopolise land and natural resources, farmers are displaced, local networks of family, social and economic traditions and practices suffer irritation and erosion. Chemicals used in the process of big-scale mining form a threat to agriculture and healthy fresh water supply.
Local networks organise resistance and practices to face the problems related to industrial mining, yet most of their activities are relatively connected to specific locations and not being transferred to the affected region.