The Wider Image: Turkish olive farmer battles to save her land from coal mine
Tayyibe Demirel, 64, who is refusing to sell her olive grove to coal mining companies, talks to children in Turgut village near southwestern town of Yatagan in Mugla province, Turkey, February 24, 2021. Behind Demirel's olive groves lies a vast, grey expanse, stripped bare by a coal mine eating into the rolling hillside. On the horizon, heavy smoke billows from three giant chimneys of the power plant by the town of Yatagan. "I have been crying every night until dawn. Six years ago, when I was picking olives, the excavators of these mining companies had not come this close," she said. REUTERS/Umit Bektas SEARCH "UMIT COAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.