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Land mines to be cleared in ancient city of Karkamis
Zaman [Turkey], 23 October 2009
A tender for the clearance of land mines by hand in the ancient city of
Karkamis, located on the mined Syrian border in Gaziantep, has been won
by Nokta YatÄ±rÄ±m with a bid of TL 1.1 million. The company
will begin to clear the minefield once a contract is signed and the area
is consigned to them. It will be the first time land mines will be
removed by hand in Turkey. The task is expected to be completed within
300 days. Once the land mines are removed from the archaeological site,
the centuries-old history of Karkamis will be revealed through
excavations, turning the city into a tourist attraction. Universities in
Japan, Italy and the US have already made requests to carry out
P.S. Wow . . .
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