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#İztuzuPlajınaSahipCıkalım @iztuzudayanisma

Akdeniz'deki deniz kaplumbağlarının (Caretta caretta) en önemli üreme alanlarından biri olan İztuzu Kumsalı, 1988’den beri  Köyceğiz-Dalyan ÖÇK Bölgesi sınırları içinde yer almaktadır. 4,5 km uzunluğunda olan bu sahil şeridi Dalyan Ağzı  ve İztuzu Plajı Günübirlik Alan ve Tesisleri olmak üzere iki bölümde, İztuzu Kumsalı Günübirlik tesisleri 16 yıldır , DalyanAğzı Günübirlik Alan ve Tesisleri 8 yıldır Dalyan Belediyesi tarafından işletilmekteydi. Dalyan Belediyesinin 2014 yerel seçimlerini takiben 6360 sayılı yasa gereğince Ortaca Belediyesine bağlanması ile İztuzu Kumsalındaki Günübirlik alanlar ve Tesisler halen Ortaca Belediyesince işletilmektedir.

Ancak Dalyan İztuzu Kumsalındaki Dalyan Ağzı  Günübirlik Alan ve Tesisleri ile İztuzu Plajı Günübirlik Alan ve Tesislerinin kamuoyu bilgilendirilmeden,  ihale yapılmadan kiralanması ile  Dalyan halkı adına bu plajları işleten Dalyan Belediyesinin devamı olan ve bundan sonra da Dalyan ve Ortaca halkı adına işletmek üzere talepte bulunan Ortaca Belediyesinin talepleri yok sayılmıştır.

Gazetelerde çıkan haberlere göre plajların her birini birer şirkete 8 yıllığına,  ihale yapmadan kiralamanız; bu yörede yaşayan, plajları kullanan ve koruyan bizlerin Ortaca Belediyesi aracılığıyla bildirdiğimiz isteğimize ve hukuka aykırıdır.

Bölgedeki turizm faaliyetleri ile deniz kaplumbağalarının yuvalama dönemleri eş zamanlı olduğundan, İztuzu kumsalı koruma-kullanma dengesinin çok hassas olduğu bir kumsaldır. İztuzu kumsalı gibi hassas bir alanın özelleştirilmesi ekolojik ve ekonomik dengelerin gözardı edildiğinin göstergesidir.

İztuzu plajı bir bütündür ve plajın her iki tarafı da plajı ve plajla birlikte koruma altında olan canlıları, kültürel varlıkları bugüne kadar koruyan ve gözeten halkın temsilcisi Belediyemiz tarafından işletilmesinin engellenmemesini talep ediyoruz.

Korunan alanlar ticari meta olarak görülmemelidir, rant amaçlı peşkeş çekilmemelidir. Ülkemizin taraf olduğu uluslararası anlaşmalar gereği, bu alanlarda, sürdürülebilir turizmi destekleyen, katılımcı ve çevreci yönetim politikaları izlenmelidir.İztuzu gibi dünyada sayılı doğal koruma alanlarının devlet tarafından gelir kaynağı zihniyetiyle yönetilmemelidir.

Dalyan turizmini, turizmde çalışanları zarara uğratacak şekilde, toplumsal istikrarı ve huzuru bozarak İztuzu Plajının her iki yakasının kiralanması işlemlerinin iptalini talep ediyoruz.

 

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Der Iztuzu Strand ist eines der wichtigsten Brutgebiete der Meeresschildkröten (Caretta caretta) im Mittelmeer und befindet sich seit 1988 innerhalb der Grenzen des Köycegiz-Dalyan Sonderschutzgebietes. Dieser 4,5 km lange Küstenstreifen teilt sich in zwei Abschnitte:  Die Mündung des Dalyan Flusses und Iztuzu Beach mit den entsprechenden Einrichtungen. Der Iztuzu Strand wurde seit  16 Jahren, die Flußmündung seit 8 Jahren mit den Bereichen und Einrichtungen für Tagestourismus von der Gemeinde Dalyan betrieben.

Als Folge des Gesetzes Nr. 6360 wurde nach den Kommunalwahlen 2014 die Gemeinde Dalyan in die Stadt Ortaca eingebunden. Die Strände in Dalyan und die entsprechenden touristischen Bereiche und Einrichtungen werden daher derzeit von der Stadt Ortaca betrieben.

Die Vermietung dieser Strände mit ihren Tagesbereichen und Einrichtungen ohne Ausschreibung und auch ohne die Öffentlichkeit zu informieren ignoriert die berechtigten Forderungen der Gemeinde Dalyan und der Stadt Ortaca, den Iztuzu Strand und die Flußmündung mit den entsprechenden Einrichtungen im Namen der Einwohner zu betreiben.

Presseberichten zufolge wurden die Strände an jeweils ein Unternehmen für 8 Jahre vermietet., Diese Vermietung ohne Ausschreibung widerspricht sowohl den berechtigten Wünschen der Einwohner dieses Gebietes , die die Strände von Dalyan nutzen und schützen, als auch den Gesetzen.

Da die Tourismus-Aktivitäten und die Nist-Perioden der Meeresschildkröten gleichzeitig stattfinden, besteht am Iztuzu Strand auch bei nachhaltiger Nutzung ein sehr empfindliches ökologisches Gleichgewicht. Die Privatisierung eines derart  sensiblen Bereiches wie des  Iztuzu Strandes kann als Zeichen der Mißachtung der ökologischen und ökonomischen Stabilität gewertet werden.

Der Iztuzu Strand ist ein Ganzes. Wir fordern die nachhaltige Betreibung und den Schutz beider  Seiten des Strandes mit all seinen Organismen und Kulturgütern durch unsere Stadt als der Vertreterin des Volkes nicht zu behindern.

Schutzgebiete sollten nicht als Investitionsobjekte gesehen werden und nicht aus finanziellen Interessen verschleudert werden. In solchen Bereichen sollte in Übereinstimmung mit den internationalen Abkommen denen die Türkei beigetreten ist eine Politik des nachhaltigen Tourismus und Umweltmanagements unter Beteiligung der Bevölkerung verfolgt werden. Ein weltweit bekanntes Schutzgebiet wie der  Iztuzu Strand darf nicht im Sinne einer Einnahmequelle durch den Staat verwaltet werden.

Wir fordern die Vermietung beiden Seiten des Iztuzu Strandes die Schäden für den Tourismus Dalyans, Störungen des sozialen Friedens und  der Stabilität zur Folge haben wird, zu annullieren.

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Iztuzu beach, one of the main breeding grounds of the Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean, has been included in the Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protecting Area since 1988. This 4.5 km long coastal strip is divided into two sections: the mouth of the Dalyan River and Iztuzu Beach with their touristic facilities. The Iztuzu beach facilities have  been run by the municipality of Dalyan for 16 years, the ones at the estuary for 8 years. As a result of Act No. 6360, Dalyan was included in the municipality of Ortaca after the local elections of 2014. The Dalyan beaches and the relevant tourist areas and facilities are therefore currently run by the Ortaca municipality.

The lease of these beaches with their daily areas and facilities without tender and without informing the public ignores the legitimate demands of the community of Dalyan that the municipality of Ortaca operates the Iztuzu and estuary beaches with their facilities on behalf of the locals.

According to press reports, the two beaches have been leased to two separate companies for 8 years. Leasing these places without any announcement or tender conflicts with the legitimate wishes of the people who live in this area, who use and protect it, and is against the law. We want to declare this throughout the Ortaca Municipality.

Since tourism activities and the nesting season of sea turtles occur simultaneously, Iztuzu Beach has a very delicate ecological balance even when operated sustainably. The privatization of such a delicate area as Iztuzu beach is a proof of disrespect for ecological and economic stability.

İztuzu beach is one whole.  We demand that the sustainable operation and the protection of both ends of the beach with all its organisms and cultural values by our municipality as the representative of the people is not obstructed.  

Protection Areas should not be seen as investment properties, nor squandered for financial interests. International agreements to which Turkey is a party require that these areas must be governed in accordance with sustainable and environmental policies and principles. A world-renowned reserve as Iztuzu beach may not be managed in terms of revenue by the State.

We demand the cancellation of  the unannounced lease of the two ends of Iztuzu beach, which will harm tourism in Dalyan and the people working in this field, disturbing social peace and stability.

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Het Iztuzu strand, een van de belangrijkste voortplantingsplaatsen van de Onechte Karetschildpad (Caretta caretta) in het Middellands Zeegebied, maakt sinds 1988 deel uit van Nationaal Landschap Köyceğiz-Dalyan. Deze  4.5 km lange kuststrook is in twee stukken verdeeld: de monding van de Dalyan Rivier en het Iztuzu Strand, beide met toeristische voorzieningen. De voorzieningen van het Iztuzu strand zijn 16 jaar beheerd door de gemeente Dalyan, die aan de monding 8 jaar. Ten gevolge van Wetsartikel  6360 is Dalyan na de verkiezingen van 2014 opgenomen in de gemeente Ortaca. Daarom worden de stranden van Dalyan en hun toeristenzones en -voorzieningen nu beheerd door de gemeente Ortaca.

De pacht van deze stranden met hun dagrecreatiezones en - voorzieningen zonder openbare aanbesteding en zonder de locale bevolking hiervan te informeren gaat voorbij aan de legitieme wens van de gemeenschap van Dalyan dat het Iztuzu strand en het strand aan de delta en hun voorzieningen namens de lokale bevolking door de gemeente Ortaca beheerd worden.

Volgens persberichten  zijn de twee stranden voor een periode van 8 jaar verpacht aan twee verschillende bedrijven. De pacht van deze plaatsen zonder aankondiging of openbare aanbesteding  conflicteert met de legitieme wens van de lokale bevolking, van degenen die er gebruik van maken en het beschermen, en is onrechtmatig.  Dit willen we in heel de gemeente Ortaca uitdragen.

Omdat de toeristische activiteiten en het nestseizoen van de zeeschildpadden samenvallen, heeft het Iztuzu strand, zelfs als het duurzaam geëxploiteerd wordt een erg kwetsbare ecologische balans. De privatisering van een zo kwetsbaar gebied als het Iztuzu strand getuigt van gebrek aan respect voor het ecologische evenwicht en de economische stabiliteit.

Het Iztuzu strand is één geheel. We eisen dat de duurzame uitbating en de bescherming aan beide zijden van het strand met al haar organismen en culturele waarden door onze gemeente als vertegenwoordiger van de lokale bevolking niet geblokkeerd wordt.    

Nationale Landschappen behoren niet als investeringsobjecten gezien te worden en ook niet te worden verkwanseld om financiële belangen. Internationale verdragen die door Turkije ondertekend zijn eisen voor dit soort gebieden duurzaam toerisme en een milieuvriendelijk beheer. Een wereldberoemd natuurgebied als Iztuzu mag niet door de staat  beheerd worden als inkomstenbron.

 

NO to UK financing of Turtle Beach privatisation!  

 

Why this is important The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation and the Muğla Governorship decided to privatise protected Iztuzu Beach. Local, regional and national NGO's and Iztuzu lovers are afraid privatisation will affect this untouched gem, on the Turkish coastline. They want the beach facilities at Europe's Best Open Green Space, 2008 to be managed by the municipality as before. Thus ensuring revenues are spent on conservation, benefitting local residents.


Background information:

Taken by surprise, the Dalyan community and local council were informed that the award winning Iztuzu (Turtle) Beach was being privatised, without notice. The lucky winner of a "telephone tender" was DALÇEV, established only 2 days before. The majority shareholders Malcolm Robin Gray and Charles Bentley, partners in UK-registered Dalyan Villa Owners Ltd, are British businessmen. The three Turkish shareholders are partners in Dalyan-based Oruç Construction and Travel.

"Turtle Beach" has been run by the municipality, who has protected Dalyan's natural gem, with beach revenues being spent on conservation. Resulting in winning the Best Open Space of Europe award 2008, two Best Beach of Europe awards, 2011 and 2013.

This is a natural, untouched beach, which draws visitors who relish the environment and lack of beach entertainment. This is in comparison with other "developed" beaches along the Turkish coastline. Local residents and NGO's are convinced that privatisation will put commercial considerations over conservation, thus seriously damaging this unique, protected area. The core business of the Turkish shareholders is construction and tourism, adding to concern that conservation will not be DALÇEV's priority. Local NGO's submitted a statement to the state, saying NO to privatisation. The petition Save İztuzu from Privatisation! has collected over 28,000 online signatures with another 10,000 written. 

On 29 December 2014 DALÇEV broke through the beach barrier shortly before midnight, even though the Ortaca Civil Court ordered a temporary injunction on the protocol granting DALÇEV beach management. They threatened the guard, broke the padlock securing the barrier between 20:00 and 8:00. A 15-men crew, headed by DALÇEV's President Ramazan Oruç entered the beach by car. The intention was to drive to the other end, but they got stuck. This is the company entrusted with the management of a 1st category Nature Conservation site and prime turtle nesting beach? There are regulations restricting accessibility and vehicle use! Fortunately the guard notified local residents, who were able to block access to a digger and two tractors with generators.

God knows what would have happened if the digger had entered the beach ... The supporters of the Save Iztuzu Platform keep a 24/7 watch. Despite the decision of the Ortaca Court, the Muğla Governance has ignored its ruling. On 5 January the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation officially transferred the beach management rights to DALÇEV despite the temporary injunction.


OUR APPEAL:
Malcolm Robin Gray
 and Charles Bentley, on behalf of concerned Dalyan residents and visitors from the UK, we appeal to your sense of responsibility. Iztuzu is a unique beach beloved by many of your countrypeople. PLEASE do not turn Iztuzu into a commercial commodity that will both downgrade its uniqueness and the turtles' habitat ... 

Our request is straightforward: Withdraw from this venture, whose legality is highly questionable, is against public will and puts Iztuzu's protection at risk. 

You are both successful businessmen, who have a reputation to lose. There are many profitable alternatives for this venture; there's no alternative for Iztuzu once it's spoilt!  

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