Signatures collected for dolphins in Kaş town
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
A total of 100 people gathered in Kaş square to support Buket Uzuner.Turkish writer Buket Uzuner has collected and presented 20,000 signatures supporting the release of four dolphins to Kaş Mayor Abdullah Gültekin.
Uzuner said they wanted to see Kaş as a dolphin paradise and added that the mayor should not give approval to dolphin parks. Dolphins Tom and Misha have been set free, Uzuner said. “We hope that other dolphins will also be set free in the future.”
Gültekin said they would do what was necessary. “We will apply legal sanctions.”
Uuzner also demanded support from the district governor, Selami Kapankaya. “We would like to see the dolphins free. We want support for that. Animal parks, which are a place of suicide for animals, should be free of animals,” added Uzuner.
A total of 100 people gathered in the city square to support Uzuner. Freedom for Dolphins Platform members were also there. Platform spokesperson Öykü Yağcı said this signature campaign would be an example for everyone. They are trying hard to close dolphin parks, Yağcı said. “We will continue to work to close dolphin parks, and we will not stop.”
The gathering also attracted other artists. Theater actor Uğur Polat also supported the cause. Polat said in spite of the bad weather conditions many people gathered to support the cause.