Peace im­proves farm­ing in North­ern Kur­dis­tan

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

As the peace talks and so­lu­tions phase has started in Turkey on the Kur­dish is­sue, which en­tailed a de­moc­ra­ti­za­tion process and re­leas­ing var­i­ous bans by the Turk­ish govern­ment on its Kur­dish peo­ple, the Turk­ish Army has also re­leased bans on us­ing the moun­tain­ous ar­eas of North­ern Kur­dis­tan.

This ini­tia­tive has pos­i­tively af­fected the live- stock farm­ing sec­tor in the re­gion. Ac­cord­ing to the Turk­ish Yuk­sekova Haber web­site, im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the de­ci­sion by the Army, the vil­lagers of Hakkari area have re­turned back to the moun­tains and started to do their live­stock farm­ing af­ter a long time of halt due to bans on these ar­eas.

The ban was im­posed in the 1990s, when there were more than 2.5 mil­lion live­stock in these ar­eas. This num­ber was dropped down to less than 400 thou­sand live­stock be­fore the ban was re­leased.

The new up­ward trend in live­stock farm­ing in the area is quite rapid to an ex­tent that the cur­rent num­ber of an­i­mals in the Hakkari area is above 750 thou­sand.

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