Almost 700,000 trees to be cut down for Istanbul’s third airport

A total number of 657,000 trees will be cut down for construction of Istanbul’s third airport, a report published on the Turkish Environment Ministry’s official website says.

The report says the total number of trees in the area is 2,513,341 and 657,950 of them will be cut down completely, while 1,855,391 trees will be moved to new places.

However, the exact number of trees expected to be cut down and moved will be revealed after the airport’s project is completed, officials told Hürriyet Daily News.

Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza