The Bulgarian Embassy is among the 13 which have received letters with white powder. According to local sources, the substance is an insect venom, including the pesticide fipronil used in agriculture and veterinary medicine.
Such letters were sent to the Embassies of US, Canada, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, France, Romania, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Poland, etc.
The rescue in Laos of three endangered red pandas trafficked from China has raised fears the rare animals are increasingly being coveted by exotic pet owners.
As part of its ongoing adoption campaign, the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Turkey office has called on people to “adopt an animal” on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.
The annual cost of cancer treatment in Turkey, currently estimated at $3 billion per year, is expected to at least triple by 2030, Turkish Society for Radiation Oncology head Esra Kaytan Sağlam has said.