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Restaurateurs and butchers in the occupied territories are calling for the liberalization of meat imports

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“Open the way for imported meat” is the common demand of butchers and restaurant owners in the occupied territories, who today had a meeting with the “minister of agriculture », Dursun Oguz.

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The prices of red meat, but also in general, increase almost every week in the occupied territories, while it is often written in the press that meat is smuggled and quantities are seized from the free areas to the occupied territories.

According to Jenny Duzen, < strong>meat prices were increasing and due to the decrease in the number of animals the two liaisons met with Mr. Oguz asking to fix the prices of imported meat and live animals. The “minister of agriculture” promised them that he would take the issue to the “council of ministers” tomorrow.

The president of the butchers' association, Halil Akabidziak, said after the meeting that they got a promise that the way to import meat would be opened. for a short period of time and stabilize livestock prices. Due to the reduction of animals, he added, meat is being smuggled from the “south” to the “north”. Butchers are being blamed for high meat prices, he continued, but that's not right. .

Source: cyprustimes.com

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