7 fossils dating back 170M years seized in Turkey

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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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