Based on the law issued in 2001, AKFEN Company hired the Yuvarlakcay Streams water use rights for 49 years to build a tunnel type HPP in 2009. The company cut down 1000 red pine trees (including the monumental ones) overnight in the area. People of the six villages around the stream heard of the project in this way and invaded the construction site. With the support of eco-tourism activists from Dalyan, the villagers started both civil and legal actions. The company was exempted from an EIA report in the licence process due to the HPP construction with a lower energy source (lower than 10 MW) but a motion for stay of execution is adopted in the lawsuit opened by the villagers and EIA report becomes compulsory. The company withdrew its project and villagers one-year resistance come to an end.