A group of Greenpeace activists submitted 170,000 signatures, collected against the erection of nuclear power stations in northern province of Sinop and southern province of Mersin, to members of the Turkish Parliament from the Republican People's Party (CHP) and Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) in Ankara on Tuesday.
Greenpeace activists gathered in front of the Dikmen gate of the Turkish Parliament and unfurled banners having remarks against nuclear power stations.
Korol Diker, director of Greenpeace Mediterranean Energy Campaign, said that the signature campaign against nuclear power stations in Sinop and Mersin had been initiated in December, 2009.
A draft law on Nuclear Cooperation will come to the general assembly of the Turkish Parliament on Wednesday. The deputies should not support this draft law, Diker said.
BDP's Nezir Karatas and Serafettin Halis and four CHP deputies received the signatures on behalf of their respective political parties.
Halis said that the humanity faced a world that was getting polluted.
The BDP will not extend support to the draft law on Nuclear Cooperation, Halis said.
Karatas argued that the real aim in obtaining nuclear energy was to facilitate the production of a nuclear weapon.
A member of the CHP's Central Executive Board, Ali Kocal, said that the CHP would not support any initiative that was not in the best interest of the Turkish people.
Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over 40 countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Greenpeace states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity". Greenpeace uses direct action, lobbying and research to achieve its goals.
The global organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations or political parties, relying on more than 2.8 million individual supporters and foundation grants.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2010, 11:39