Turkey’s agriculture and forestry minister said Friday 82 million saplings will be planted across the country until November this year.
“The rooting average of the saplings planted on Nov. 11, 2019 is 95%,” Bekir Pakdemirli told Anadolu Agency’s Editors’ Desk in the capital Ankara.
Over 11 million saplings were planted in more than 2,000 different localities across Turkey on Nov. 11 at 11.11 a.m. local time (0811GMT), as part of the Breath for the Future campaign launched by the ministry.
Nov. 11 was declared National Forestation Day to be marked annually.
The ministry planted the saplings on behalf of