7 fossils dating back 170M years seized in Turkey


KILIS, Turkey

Turkish security forces in southern Kilis province on Monday confiscated seven fossils believed to be dating back to Mesozoic times.

Acting on a tip-off, local gendarmerie units stopped a suspected vehicle and found the seven fossils believed to be 170 million-year-old, and two other natural stones, according to a statement.

A suspect, identified only by the initials M.T., were rounded up at the scene.

*Writing by Merve Aydogan in Ankara


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