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Collaborative ebook Turkish & French students June 2013.

Poems Poet: Ĺžeyma ENVIRONMENT Empty all the factories Never turn back again Valse with nature It is the nature song! Remeber where you live Of the hills beyond the woods Near the sea under the earth Mythical beings all we are Enjoy the life with nature Nature is everywhere Till you understand it

AIR Around the world we travel It is the air we breathe securely Remeber it is our duty to save the earth! Poet: Dilara

OCEAN EARTH Everywhere is green and blue And this is our earth we live Round but happy with its nature Turning always with us Happy for a natural life

On trust, the people will realize the truth and Come together with belief of future, Enjoy the air, water, and the earth And they will love the nature again and Nature will always welcome them with open arms

Poet: Ali Poets: Sena, Ă–mer Faruk

FOREST Far from here there was a village On a hill it was situated with factories Remaining in the grey fogs. Everywhere was polluted by the factories Somenone should do something To rescue the forest with its trees Poets: Sena & Mustafa

Short stories Keloğlan and the Blue Flower There was once a little dark planet which was very sad. Its name was Earth. The people on the planet behaved badly to their nature. But their technology was developed. They dirtied the whole countryside so much with rubbish and pollution that there were no plants or animals left. One day, a little boy whose name is “Keloğlan” was walking on the planet, and noticed a thiny blue red flower inside a cave. The flower was almost dying so he carefully dug up the flower, with roots and soil. Then, he started looking for a place fot the little flower. He traveled kilometers, but everywhere was so dirtied that there was no place for the flower. Then he looked up a high mountaiın called Ağrı and It seemed to the boy that maybe the plant could live there. So Keloğlan climbed the mountain. He put the little red flower in the back, and they travelled to the mountain. Far away from all that pollution flower started to grow. The flower and it spreads its pollens around and many other flowers started to grow there. Before long, the whole mountain was completely covered with flowers. After a while people noticed this and everybody looked the mountain and its flowers with maze and happiness. They remembered their old healthy days. But nobody knew the hero Keloğlan. This mountain becamed a symbol of nature.

Writers: Umut, Furkan, Halil İbrahim

SULTAN AND HIS GARDEN There was once a Sultan who had a great palace with a huge wonderful garden. In that garden there were thousands of different creatures. They were very colourful. The garden was like a paradise. But the Sultan didn’t like a tree in the garden. According to him, It was an old tree 100 years old and it made the garden look dark . It had no fruits and no leaves. This bothered the Sultan so much that he finally ordered it to be cut down and replaced by a fountain. Some time later, a wise person called Dede Korkut visited the Sultan at his palace. He said: -“Majesty, you are the greatest of men. Everybody talk about the beauty of your garden and the multitude of creatures. But during the time I’ve spent here, I just recognized a fountain and some birds. What a deception!” The Sultan didn’t want to deceive anyone but he realized that Dede Korkut’s words were true. They had spent so many months admiring the fountains that they hadn’t realised that hardly any animals remained in the gardens. Without wasting time he sent for the court’s experts and advisers. The King had to listen to many lies, inventions and assumptions, but nothing could explain what had happened. Not even the great reward offered by the Sultan managed to recuperate the royal gardens’ former splendour. Many years later, a young boy whose name is Keloğlan presented himself to the Sultan and said that he could find a solution.-“What happened with your garden is that there just wasn’t enough poo, your majesty.”. All those people laughed at the young man’s joke. Keloğlan continued started explaining how the moths were the basis of much food for many other birds, whose poo encouraged the appearance of new species of plants that fed other insects and animals, and which were, in turn, vital to the existence of other species... The Sultan asked: -“Enough! How do you know this? -“Because my father gathered the seeds and branch of the tree you didn’t like. He planted them. Since then, every spring, from out of that tree come thousands of birds. With time many other birds and animals came And now, my father's old place is filled with life and colour. All thanks to the birds from the big old tree." -“Excellent!” the King said. -“Now I’ll be able to recover my gardens. And you, I’ll make you rich” -“Your Majesty, I’m afraid that cannot be,” said the young man,

-“If you like I can try to recreate the gardens, but you will not live to see it. It will take many years for the natural balance to reestablish itself. The Sultan was sad and he understood the balance of nature. But thousands of men worked on the construction, he managed to see the palace finished. Writers: Eda, MĂźberra, Kemal, Mehmet, Ä°lknur

An essay A DANGER TO OUR LIVES Environmental pollution is the biggest danger to the humanbeings today. The environment consists of earth, water, air, plants and animals. If we pollute them, then the existence of man and nature will be hampered. It is true that trees are being cut down rapidly. Our earth is becoming warmer. If pollution continues, the day is not far when our earth will be a boiling pan and become a desert. Or it will be covered with sea water causing destruction of mankind. Reckless application of chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides pollutes the soil. Vegetables and fruits are quite injurious today, because they contain the poison of insecticides and pesticides. If the air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil which produces our crops, vegetables and fruits, all become more and more impure, then our chances of good health will be very less and less. Environment pollution is a serious menace to our existence. We must all see ourselves as part of this Earth, not as an enemy from the outside who tries to impose his will on it. Being a living part of the Earth, we cannot harm any part of her without also harming ourselves BY: Hatice Savar

Collaborative ebook 2 june 2013