Smuggled cesium-137 confiscated in Turkey

 

The Turkish Gendarmerie has stopped a vehicle carrying two containers with cesium-137 worth 1 million euro. It will be studied at the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency, RIA Novosti reports.

A vehicle from Georgia was caught carrying 500 grams of cesium-137 in April. The material was bought in Russia and was to be sold in Turkey for $1 million.

Cesium-137 was banned in Turkey. It causes radioactive pollution and comes from radioactive waste.

 

2190 views


More Turkey News

Putin invited for football match in Antalya

Putin invited for football match in Antalya

According to Turkish mass media, Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit a friendly match between the two countries on football in the context of his working visit on August …

 Biden: I wish Gulen was in another country, not US

Biden: I wish Gulen was in another country, not US

The US Vice President Joe Biden said at the meeting with Speaker of the Turkish parliament Ismail Kahraman that only the US Federal Court can make decision to extradite Fethullah Gulen and expressed regret that …

Five dead in attack on servicemen in Turkey#039s Diyarbakir

Five dead in attack on servicemen in Turkey's Diyarbakir

As a result of an attack on Turkish servicemen in the country’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir, five servicemen have been killed. According to preliminary data, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization …

Are days of Daesh in Syria counted?

Are days of Daesh in Syria counted?

Turkey's armed units started a ground operation against Daesh in northern Syria. Turkish army backed by the Syrian opposition forces launched a cross-border operation named Euphrates Shield to clear the Syrian border town of Jarablus from …

Joe Biden arrives in Ankara

Joe Biden arrives in Ankara

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ankara on Wednesday amid heavy agenda on security issues and cooperation on terror. During his one-day visit to the Turkish capital, Biden is scheduled to meet with high-level …

Three soldiers injured in Turkey#039s Antalya

Three soldiers injured in Turkey's Antalya

Three Turkish soldiers have sustained injuries in the Beldibi region, west of the resort city of Antalya, along the Mediterranean coast, where their military vehicle was attacked by unidentified gunmen, Turkey's Dogan news agency reports. …

Turkish army launches anti-Daesh offensive in Syria

Turkish army launches anti-Daesh offensive in Syria

Turkey has launched a cross-border operation in Syria against the Daesh terrorist organization. The operation comes in response to terrorist attacks on Turkish soil and artillery fire by Daesh militants in Syria  …

US seeking clarity on Turkey offering Russia use of Incirlik

US seeking clarity on Turkey offering Russia use of Incirlik

The United States is seeking clarification on recent comments made by the Turkish Prime Minister suggesting Russia could use the Incirlik air base, US Department of State spokesman Mark Toner said. "I am aware of …

Ten states purchase Iranian crude now

Ten states purchase Iranian crude now

The number of countries purchasing Iranian oil has climbed from five in sanction years to 10 in the post-JCPOA era. China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey were the only buyers of Iranian crude …

Turkey#039s potentially momentous shift on Assad

Turkey's potentially momentous shift on Assad

Both parties signal not only their willingness but ability as well to find areas of common interests in terms of containing the Kurds

more Turkey News