Geography of Asia
The incident occurred in Thailand on December 7
Turkish border guards on Dec. 14 took into custody a suspected French-origin terrorist trying to cross into the country from its southern border with Syria, officials said.
The suspect, sought with a red notice and identified only by the initials C.G., tried to enter the country's southern Hatay province with a fake name, said Turkey's National Defense Ministry in a statement.
The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry on Dec. 13 brought back a historical statue of Kybele, pre-historic goddess of fertility, which was smuggled to Israel in 1960s and sold there.
The statue was finally returned after hard work of Turkish authorities after they proved its origins and halted audition process in the U.S.