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Ariana's grand plan

Workers at Ariana Resources' Kiziltepe mine have made a little haven behind the operation's recycling and rubbish area, raising pigeons and chickens and growing vegetables.

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Tough topo: Kerim Sener at Ariana's Salinbas project in Turkey's north east

The hens' eggs are only the second most important product at the gold and silver operation, even if they're a better choice for breakfast.

But AIM-listed Ariana is not in Turkey for the birds.