Destruction of the landscape
Latmos, a rocky and mountanous landscape with its picturesque erosive forms and its unique prehistoric rock paintings is in danger to be destroyed. Mining for feldspar has existed in the area for decades and is now dramatically increasing. Efforts have been made by local and environmental institutions to intervene and preserve this naturally and culturally outstanding landscape.
However, its long-term protection needs to be brought into public awareness and I strongly plead for an international joint effort to give this outstanding archaeological testimony to mankind a lasting chance to survive. It deserves to be included as a Unesco World Heritage Site. I appeal to the world to mind its unique and rich inheritance.
1) The Kale- and Polat-Quarries, the mountain range with the peak in the background.