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Notwithstanding the damage done by diggers now they have lit fires to burn rubbish on the beach... given the recent spate of wild fires plaguing the island this seems like madness.... one spark is all it takes.
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There does appear to be some really s++++d people in that area. Does it start at the top of the Belediye and work its way down?

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As can see in this photo they have erected a lot of beach umbrella support poles, right where the turtles would nest... if they weren't confused by the builders lamps ...
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Absolute Nutters.!!!!!!

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The person to contact about this is Ketcho/Jimmy from the 'Grapevine' restaurant in Girne who is a trustee of the beach and the turtle preservation society. He is now very elderly so how pro-active he will be I do not know but might direct you into the right place.

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Wed 20 May 2020 3:30 pm
As can see in this photo they have erected a lot of beach umbrella support poles, right where the turtles would nest...
The ones that reach about ankle height?
Small child running along the beach, trips.....what could go wrong?

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Wed 20 May 2020 5:49 pm
The person to contact about this is Ketcho/Jimmy from the 'Grapevine' restaurant in Girne who is a trustee of the beach and the turtle preservation society. He is now very elderly so how pro-active he will be I do not know but might direct you into the right place.
I am in daily touch with Robin Snape. Unfortunately the society faces challenges on many fronts this year and with no students due to lockdown the project is severely stretched.

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Robin has named and shamed them with Environment Dept.

I watched a belediye man chuck petrol on a fire this AM. Unbelievably cavalier.

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Unbelievable with all the fires that have wiped out so much in the past few days. It's hard to imagine that people can be so darned stupid. Glad that they have been named and shamed.

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alphamike wrote:
Thu 21 May 2020 7:03 am
Unbelievable with all the fires that have wiped out so much in the past few days. It's hard to imagine that people can be so darned stupid. Glad that they have been named and shamed.
:+1:)

it's tinder dry everywhere one stray spark is all it takes... wood fuelled BBQ should be banned... sorry but loss of life is a distinct possibility along with environmental damage.

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Now, just to really try and scupper the turtle nesting people are camping on the beach.... and pontoon of blue plastic interlocking cubes has been refloated as another obstruction for the turtles.
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So sad. The turtle beaches should be cordoned off and protected from the public during the season. I must confess that I didn't know that turtles came to Esentepe, just knew about Alagadi in that area.

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alphamike wrote:
Fri 22 May 2020 6:09 am
So sad. The turtle beaches should be cordoned off and protected from the public during the season. I must confess that I didn't know that turtles came to Esentepe, just knew about Alagadi in that area.
There are over eighty beaches with turtle nesting activity in the north... looks like that number going down.. (:Z)(

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Unfortunately we're stuck in the Spew K and having only stayed in Esentepe twice since purchasing last October we've not had much time to wander round looking for a beach. In fact i didn't even know there was a beach in Esentepe apart from the rocky "wasteland" opposite the Martyrs of Democracy monument. Where is this one coming from there, turning right i assume?

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You will find the beach entrance at the side of Tempo, there is a tarmac road just follow it.

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MnM wrote:
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Unfortunately we're stuck in the Spew K and having only stayed in Esentepe twice since purchasing last October we've not had much time to wander round looking for a beach. In fact i didn't even know there was a beach in Esentepe apart from the rocky "wasteland" opposite the Martyrs of Democracy monument. Where is this one coming from there, turning right i assume?
The Esentepe public beach (Halk Plaj) is found to the East of the village, so at the bottom of the hill, turn right and then off to the left at the Stone Castle sign (almost a U turn) it is also signposted 'Esentepe Halk Plaj' turn right at the T junction at the bottom and follow the road around the dog--leg (L-R) till you come to the car park above the beach. There is also access via the road just before Tempo although that was blocked off last time I went that way, but I think it's been cleared now. as I saw a van coming down that route a few days ago.

When it's open you will find a beach bar cafe there that sells popular fast food like burgers etc. I've never eaten there but I hear good reports.
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Ah thanks for that, not too far away from where we'll be / are. Hopefully the above will have stopped by then and the turtles can do their stuff. I originally thought the construction next to the MoD monument was what this was about so i'm glad it's not. I believe it's going to be a restaurant.

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If the pontoon was relaunched it is not in the bay now.

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One good thing has come from the fires, we've got to see what Groucho really looks like. (Or has he done a KC?)

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frontalman wrote:
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One good thing has come from the fires, we've got to see what Groucho really looks like. (Or has he done a KC?)

'Ere... Watcha mean?

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Works have been ordered to stop at Esentepe beach. https://www.kibrisgazetesi.com/kibris/i ... 89831.html

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£eagle wrote:
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If the pontoon was relaunched it is not in the bay now.
The pontoon has now washed-up in the east bay an even more important turtle nesting area...
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Eb 13th May.jpg
Just so there is no doubt about the falsehoods being made in defence of the construction works... this photo taken on 13th May clearly shows a JCB-type digger destroying a sandy section of the beach...

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Was the pontoon for people to swim out to and dive off it?

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Was the pontoon for people to swim out to and dive off it?
I believe the intention was that jet-skis would use them.... another alarming prospect for turtles....

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The Turtle Beach notification board on Esentepe beach states, inter alia, no jet skis within 1.5 kilometres of the shore.

All the other prohibitions (no fires, no vehicles on beach, no litter, no visits after 8pm, no night lights no digging beach plants ) are all ignored as well.

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Oh for Gods sake, preserve us from the inhabitants (local?) of Esentepe. I thought we had some "numpties" down here, but Esentepe beats them hands down.

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sophie, we could write a book. This is only a snapshot of life over this side.

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Keithcaley wrote:
Mon 25 May 2020 5:44 am
frontalman wrote:
Mon 25 May 2020 5:33 am
One good thing has come from the fires, we've got to see what Groucho really looks like. (Or has he done a KC?)

'Ere... Watcha mean?
You know what I mean, you Adonis, you.

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Well at last overnight a turtle laid her eggs, digging her nest amongst the piles of crap (plastic pontoon blocks, sunbeds and shades) left by the belediye as their idea of preparing the beach for tourists ...

Proving conclusively that the work being done there encroaches on the turtles natural nesting area. Disproving the mayor's contention reported in the press, that they are not interfering with same.

Also proving that he refuses to learn about turtles in true keeping with his money first before the environment stance.
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Oh how wonderful and Ya Boo Sucks to Mr Mayor. Ain't nature grand? I hope the photos go viral in order for him to do something constructive and beneficial.

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Wed 27 May 2020 7:23 am
Well at last overnight a turtle laid her eggs, digging her nest amongst the piles of crap (plastic pontoon blocks, sunbeds and shades) left by the belediye as their idea of preparing the beach for tourists ...

Proving conclusively that the work being done there encroaches on the turtles natural nesting area. Disproving the mayor's contention reported in the press, that they are not interfering with same.

Also proving that he refuses to learn about turtles in true keeping with his money first before the environment stance.

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Is the esentepe beach a protected beach?

Is that hole in the sand off a turtle and if so, I presume that was done at night? Surely they collect the sun beds in at night?

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Trigger wrote:
Wed 27 May 2020 11:24 am
Groucho wrote:
Wed 27 May 2020 7:23 am
Well at last overnight a turtle laid her eggs, digging her nest amongst the piles of crap (plastic pontoon blocks, sunbeds and shades) left by the belediye as their idea of preparing the beach for tourists ...

Proving conclusively that the work being done there encroaches on the turtles natural nesting area. Disproving the mayor's contention reported in the press, that they are not interfering with same.

Also proving that he refuses to learn about turtles in true keeping with his money first before the environment stance.

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Is the esentepe beach a protected beach?

Is that hole in the sand off a turtle and if so, I presume that was done at night? Surely they collect the sun beds in at night?
Yes laid overnight, the students excavated the nest this am to confirm success and consider move to safety or recover.

No they don't collect the sun beds in at night.

Is the Esentepe beach a protected beach? Yes, it's meant to be but a vandal has other ideas

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The last photo Groucho posted showing turtle eggs has made it to local press. http://www.yeniduzen.com/yumurtlama-ala ... 27445h.htm

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The Esentepe Belediye Başkanı remains the arrogant, ignorant, dishonest, self-centered pr-t he has always been with little regard for any other consideration than his pocket. However, the locals re-elected him so they must be 'taman' with his wasteful and expensive egotistical ways and we 'yabancıların' will have to learn to live with it or do as I did and move away from his area of influence. (:Z)(

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Groucho wrote:
Wed 27 May 2020 11:41 am
Trigger wrote:
Wed 27 May 2020 11:24 am
Groucho wrote:
Wed 27 May 2020 7:23 am
Well at last overnight a turtle laid her eggs, digging her nest amongst the piles of crap (plastic pontoon blocks, sunbeds and shades) left by the belediye as their idea of preparing the beach for tourists ...

Proving conclusively that the work being done there encroaches on the turtles natural nesting area. Disproving the mayor's contention reported in the press, that they are not interfering with same.

Also proving that he refuses to learn about turtles in true keeping with his money first before the environment stance.

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Is the esentepe beach a protected beach?

Is that hole in the sand off a turtle and if so, I presume that was done at night? Surely they collect the sun beds in at night?
Yes laid overnight, the students excavated the nest this am to confirm success and consider move to safety or recover.

No they don't collect the sun beds in at night.

Is the Esentepe beach a protected beach? Yes, it's meant to be but a vandal has other ideas

Was on my phone earlier and didn’t see the turtle eggs. It’s a very sad state of affairs. The planet is knackered when people treat it with such contempt. You would have hoped people might have learnt something from what has been happening all around the world these last few months, but I very much doubt they will. Cash is king at the end of the day.

Who took the photo btw? If it was me, I would post it on Instagram and Twitter and tag global agencies into it.

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Trigger wrote:
Wed 27 May 2020 12:58 pm
Groucho wrote:
Wed 27 May 2020 11:41 am
Trigger wrote:
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Is the esentepe beach a protected beach?

Is that hole in the sand off a turtle and if so, I presume that was done at night? Surely they collect the sun beds in at night?
Yes laid overnight, the students excavated the nest this am to confirm success and consider move to safety or recover.

No they don't collect the sun beds in at night.

Is the Esentepe beach a protected beach? Yes, it's meant to be but a vandal has other ideas

Was on my phone earlier and didn’t see the turtle eggs. It’s a very sad state of affairs. The planet is knackered when people treat it with such contempt. You would have hoped people might have learnt something from what has been happening all around the world these last few months, but I very much doubt they will. Cash is king at the end of the day.

Who took the photo btw? If it was me, I would post it on Instagram and Twitter and tag global agencies into it.
The project's student workers, such as there are this year, took this one whilst checking the nest.... all the others over the period 13th May - 26th May were taken by me...

I have been told that the EPD and MTCP have asserted their desire that the images should be pushed far and wide, to bring shame on the perpetrator and as such the image has been placed in the public domain and can be legitimately be used anyone wishing to help.

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You need to let it go... before it devours you.

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erol wrote:
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Groucho wrote:
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You need to let it go... before it devours you.
What a pathetic response... now you are acting like spoiled child.

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Groucho wrote:
Sat 30 May 2020 11:28 am
erol wrote:
Sat 30 May 2020 7:37 am
Groucho wrote:
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You need to let it go... before it devours you.
What a pathetic response... now you are acting like spoiled child.
My intent was exactly to try and demonstrate to you specifically what a patronising, pointless and pathetic response it was. I am glad my message seems to have got through.

To be clear if you can explain me to me in a way I can understand why the reply was not pathetic and childish when you first used it but is when I then quoted your own words back to you , I will happily apologise and retract it. If you can not then I suggest that maybe you should try reflecting on your decision to use it in the first place ?

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My advice to let it go on your crusade against DC, was because you were digging deeper and deeper in what had become a pointless attempt to bludgeon those who held a different view in a clearly vain attempt to persuade them otherwise.... it was not meant to patronise it was a plea to let it drop because now that the Durham police have declared there was no breach of the rules there is no point in further discussion of the matter.

You've done it to death... don't you think?

You persuaded no one that I can see to agree with you who did not already do so before you started the poll.

So now you have decided to hijack this thread which has absolutely no connection to UK politics.

I should have known...

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https://exeter.hubbub.net/p/Turtles2020 ... OXoiYYRBFs

We could really use a little financial help this year in particular...

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