Turkish state uses village guards to cut down centuries-old trees on Mount Cudi
The Turkish state uses village guards to cut down centuries-old almond and turmeric trees on Mount Cudi.
In recent years, the plunder of nature in Northern Kurdistan has gained an unprecedented dimension.
For more than two years, especially in the region of Cudi Mountain in Şırnak, the cutting down of trees has continued uninterruptedly.
This slaughter started with the construction of police stations and fortresses. Lastly, the centuries-old almond, turmeric and hawthorn trees belonging to the villagers around the Têkeva region of the village of Gundikê Remo, which was forcibly emptied in 1992, were cut down by village guards. The trees were left to dry in the same area.
Villagers, who did not want to give their names for security reasons, reported that the old trees started to be cut down by village guards from Şenoba, Uludere, about a week ago. The villagers demanded an end to this slaughter.
Previously, trees were cut down in Besta and Namaz Mountain.