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Centuries old carob tree cut down in Bellapais

Centuries old carob tree cut down in Bellapais

February 08
11:27 2013

Two days ago a centuries old carob tree was cut down in Bellapais. This was done without the knowledge or approval of the authorities.

On finding out about the incident, Kyrenia Mayor Sumer Aygin sacked the two council employees who were involved.

Mr Aygin said that if any trees were cut down without his approval then he would take similar action and that this would apply to every council employee, including the management. He claimed that these two workers had been involved in similar incidents and therefore were sacked instead of taking the matter to a disciplinary committee.

The mayor said that to make the town more beautiful, Kyrenia was importing trees from abroad. However, some irresponsible employees were destroying the local flora without permission.

 

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