ANKARA

A Turkish furniture manufacturing company hopes to “pay back its debt to nature” through an ambitious tree-planting campaign, according to company officials.

Istanbul-based Asortie Furniture decided to step up its ongoing tree-planting drive following the recent outbreak of intense bushfires in Australia that have devastated much of the world’s largest temperate woodland.

As a result of the ongoing wildfires, an estimated 8 million hectares of the forested area have reportedly been completely destroyed and millions of animals killed, along with 25 people.

Asortie Furniture first launched its tree-planting campaign three years ago with a view to “giving back what

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