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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A company that offers funeral services for foreigners inthe Mediterranean province of Antalya has submitted a proposal to the localmetropolitan municipality to construct a crematorium to process the remains offoreigners in the area, daily Hürriyet reported today.
"We have frequently had cremation requests in recentyears. However, we send [bodies] to their countries because there is nopossibility [of cremating them here]," said Murat Arslanoğlu, the chairmanof the funeral company, Fempa. "I think Turkey will improve in subjectslike tourism and human rights, if a crematory is opened. There are also demandsfrom Turks but it is not enough."
According to the plan, which was designed in the UnitedStates, the crematorium will have the capacity of conducting three to fourcremations per day. Natural gas or LPG will be used as fuel, while the bodieswill be cremated at 850 degrees Celsius. There will also be monitoring roomsfor families in the crematorium in addition to other cremation rooms.
The project, which is expected to cost 900,000 TurkishLiras, is currently being examined by the municipality, Hürriyet reported,citing daily Akşam as a source.
Antalya Metropolitan Mayor Mustafa Akaydın has previouslysaid that a crematorium would be useful given the decreasing amount of space inthe city’s cemeteries.
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