Networks of Dispossession

Mapping the relations of capital and power in Turkey

Media Owners and Their Other Investments

Turkey's media patrons as profit makers in the construction and energy sector

Thermal Power Plants Network

Companies who owns and finances thermal power plants and their other investments

Privatized Energy Infrastructure

Looking at the tenders given by the 'Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources' and the 'Directorate of Privatization Administration', we see the extent of profit gained over privatized energy infrastructures in Turkey, ranging from power plants to regional energy and nationwide electricity grids.

Who Destroyed Historical Emek Theatre

The iconic Emek movie theatre, built in 1924, was the epicenter of Taksim’s cultural scene. Despite many protests, the historic venue - a public property - was demolished in 2013 by Kamer construction company owned by Turkmall Holding to make way for a shopping and entertainment complex called ‘Grand Pera’. In this map you can trace other investments of Turkmall Holding - mostly malls.

Who is Behind the Soma mine massacre

On May 13th in 2014, an explosion at a coal mine in the western town of Soma killed 301 workers and wounded 162. Turkey has the highest number of worker fatalities in Europe and the world's third-highest in 2012, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). The firm operating the mine has also constructed a luxurious highrise called 'Spine Tower'.

Hydroelectric Power Plants - A Dispossession of Rivers

In 2001, with an amendment to the Turkish Electricity Market Act, the government started to lease the ‘usage rights’ of rivers for 49 years to private companies for the sole purpose of producing electricity. These hydropower plants - abbreviated as ‘HES’ in Turkish - allow the companies to suck the life out of even the smallest rivers.

The firm behind plans to demolish historic Tarlabaşı and Fener-Balat neighbourhoods

GAP Holding, who is CEO is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law, took the public tenders to demolish and rebuild the historic neighborhoods of Tarlabaşı and Fener Balat. Both projects include forced evictions and were sued by local resistance groups. Courts have decided in favor of the residents, however hundreds of historic buildings have already been torn down by the company.

Cengiz-Kolin-Limak Energy Partnerships

Cengiz, Kolin, Limak holdings together got the most of public energy tenders from the AKP government

The Housing Development Administration (TOKI) of Turkey and It’s Contractees

TOKİ as a government organization acts as a competitor instead of a regulator in the construction and real estate sector

Torunlar Holding Projects

Torunlar Holding builds layers of subsidiaries with Torunlar GYO, Torun Yapı, Torunlar Gıda to gets major public contracts from the AKP government

Agaoglu, TOKI, Emlak Konut GYO Partnerships

Agaoglu Insaat builds its wealth based on the construction projects provided by government organizations TOKI and Emlak Konut GYO

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