17 May 2021
The inhabitants of Ulubağ village, which is located around the Tortum lake of Erzurum, greened their villages with their own efforts and turned them into a paradise. The resident of the neighborhood, Mustafa Ertunç said, “This place was not green like this before. The work of the citizens is very much, the people made it green with their own efforts.”
Located just below Tortum Lake in Erzurum, Ulubağ village fascinates those who see it with its greenery.
Retired citizens live to relieve stress in the green village, which was built with effort by the citizens.
In the summer months, tourists flock to the village, which seems empty due to the pandemic.
On the other hand, the residents of the neighborhood, who turned the village between two mountains into a paradise, express that they live peacefully in the area they are located.
Stating that the citizens made the village green with their own efforts, the resident of the neighborhood, Mustafa Ertunç said, “This place was not green like this before. Citizens’ labor is a lot, people made this place green with their own efforts, “he said.
Ertunç said, “We bring the soil and stone from outside to build the environment. We even bring the master from outside. We love our village because there is labor everywhere here,” he said.
“It is a place between two mountains, but this place is like paradise, so we love it here,” said Ertunç, “We have very beautiful greenery. We are very peaceful. In our village, people who are generally retired live. Our children are not here, they work in various parts of Turkey. There is also a place here with what they earn.” they are doing “he said.
In the continuation of his speech, Ertunç used the following statements: “We come here during the holiday and relieve stress. There are not many people here due to the pandemic now, but every summer this place is very crowded. There are 350 households in this neighborhood and the general population is around 3 thousand. Greenery gives us a lot of peace. fresh air and greenery are also here, we live at an altitude of 600-700 altitude and we are in a very beautiful place in terms of altitude.