A massive hilltop nature conservation site below the painted mountainside TRNC flag has begun to take shape over the past year.
The Taşkent project dreamed up by internet entrepreneur turned wildlife champion Kemal Basat opened at the beginning of March last year as a park and picnic site for countryside-loving families.
At the time, it already hosted its first pens and cages for injured wildlife.
Since then, Mr Basat's dream of an up-to-date general wildlife rehabilitation centre has grown to host high-definition CCTV-monitored holding cells for animal casualties, aquaria, turtle tanks, an office and a small surgery -- with later plans for research laboratories.
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