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Campaigners point out the irony of trees being felled for coal in Turkey.

Turkish villagers have been sprayed with tear gas while attempting to protect the Akbelen forest from being cleared for coal this week.Locals from the Mugla region have kept a constant watch over 780 acres of woodland for two years where Turkish company YK Energy is seeking to expand coal mine. As tens of thousands of people across the mediterranean region flee rampaging wild fires caused by the climate crisis,it is incomprehensible that a company is allowed to destroy a forest,one of the important carbon sinks to expand a coal mine.

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  • George Kariuki

    45 w

    This situation underscores the need for stronger environmental regulations and a transition towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.

    • Videlis Eddie

      45 w

      This is so wrong and unacceptable

      • Peter Kamau

        45 w

        The Turkish government has shown that it has no regard for its ecosystems and even worse off its people.

        • Joyce Waturu

          45 w

          This is extreme impunity by the Turkish authorities.

          • Tabitha Kimani

            46 w

            The greed and insatiable appetite for more profits will surely drive many things including humans to extinction.

            • Saustine Lusanzu

              46 w

              This is not acceptable at all cost

              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                46 w

                This is absurd, spraying the villagers with tear gas is so inhuman! And its unacceptable 😣

                • bonke reinhard

                  46 w

                  This is wrong why should they destroy the forest which is an ecosystem and serve as home to many living organisms

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