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Increased desertification of Turkey's arable land -22 Aug 08

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It used to be regarded as one of Turkey's best growing regions.

However, vast sinkholes are now appearing across what was once the country's agricultural heartland.

Drought, shrinking water levels and more thirsty crops, mean the rich arable land is literally turning to dust.

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Konya, one of the region's where desertification of arable land is most evident.