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31-03-2019 18:02 | Read 482 times

Renowned TC biologist is laid to rest

A renowned Turkish Cypriot biologist whose name will live on in some of the species he discovered was laid to rest last week after losing a two-year battle with cancer.

Renowned TC biologist is laid to rest

Hundreds gathered at Lefkoşa Cemetery on Monday to pay their respects at the funeral of Professor Bayram Göçmen, 54, who passed away last Friday. Dr Göçmen, an eminent zoologist, was also a parasitologist, herpetologist, taxonomist and nature photographer, and described himself as “at one with nature”. Born in Limassol, he completed his PhD at Turkey’s Ege University before becoming a professor of zoology in the Department of Biology in the university’s Faculty of Science

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