Video: The village headman of Yirca shed tears for the trees live on TV

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Some 6000 olive trees were cut down near Yirca village of Manisa’s Soma district in a coal power plant project. The village headman of Yirca shed tears for the trees live on TV while on air on CNN Turk…

A decision of suspension of execution was issued by Turkey’s Council of State on Friday afternoon, but it was too late to prevent some 6000 olive trees from being chopped down as part of a coal power plant project near Yirca village of Manisa province’s Soma district in western Turkey.

Mustafa Akın, the village headman of Yirca, wept for the cut down trees live on TV while on air speaking to CNN Turk. “How will they be able to eat olives and olive oil after what they have done to those trees!?” said Mr Akın while shedding tears.

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