World Bulletin/News Desk
The 5th meeting of wildlife smuggling project co-ordinated by Turkey and Spain within the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was held in Rize, a northeastern province at Black Sea coast in Turkey.
Speaking at the meeting, National Parks Director General Sabri Kiris described 1.5 million Euro worth project, which was put into force within the scope of Turkey's adaptation process to the European Union, as very important.
Project Coordinator Mercedes Nunez Roman drew attention to the so-called "Chinese medicine", emphasizing that it did not have any benefit for health.
"We witness this at almost all airports in Europe. It is called Chinese medicine and produced out of turtle shell pieces. Its price can reach 15,000 Euro" said Roman.
Some of those deceiving materials captured at Turkish and Spanish customs were exhibited at the meeting.
In a sign of rapprochement gaining momentum between the two sides, Russia is backing the Syrian affiliate of the PKK terrorist organization, PYD, in Azez
IOM staff on the ground both in Turkey and Greece believes a large-scale Turkish coastguard training operation 'have disrupted some of the traffic'
'Our policy remains unchanged and the claims, therefore, are inaccurate,' a government official says
Construction of Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline on schedule for completion in 2018, says Turkish FM Cavusoglu
Turkish president accuses Moscow of striking opposition groups in Syria under pretext of fighting ISIL
Turkish FM Cavusoglu says Ankara does not favor tension with its 'neighbor and friend' Russia
Meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels comes days after Turkey downs Russian warplane
Turkish president seeks to meet his Russian counterpart in Paris on November 30
Friday's papers cover back-and-forth between Turkish and Russian presidents over shooting down of Russian warplane by Turkey
Turkey halts air raids against ISIL in Syria in order to avoid any further crises as with downed Russian warplane
Turkish prime minister uses UK newspaper column to say Turkey will continue to defend its territory but work with Russia and allies to calm tensions
Turkish president says the incident with Russia not a 'cause of war; this is what the international engagement rules requires of all nations'
Russian ambassador in Ankara, Andrey Karlov, summoned to Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
'We don't need to apologise on an occasion that we are right,' Turkish FM says
But presidency spokesman says that controls will be increased on Turkish goods entering the country
Erdogan has accused Russia of not fighting ISIL in Syria, saying it is killing Turkmen and Syrians in Latakia instead