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Dried apricots: Malatya gets no rest

February 28, 2023 at 3:21 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Another earthquake has caused further damage in the Turkish province of Malatya, much of which was already destroyed during the earthquake three weeks ago. Thanks to the help of other provinces, apricot exports are nevertheless doing surprisingly well.

Many leave the region

The Turkish province of Malatya, among other things the centre of apricot cultivation, was shaken again by a severe earthquake on Monday. The quake, recorded at midday, had a magnitude of 5.6. About 90% of the buildings in Malatya had already been destroyed in the big earthquake at the beginning of February, and now there was further considerable damage caused. Although there are attempts to resume work in dried apricot production, these are proving extremely difficult. Around 650,000 people have now left the region and taken themselves and the

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