Over 30,000 drug pills seized in southern Turkey

Turkish police seized 32,600 illicit drug pills in the southern Hatay province on Feb. 23, security sources said.

The local police team raided an address in Reyhanlı district of the province as part of anti-drug operations, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to the restrictions on talking to the media.

During the operations, two suspects were detained.

Protection zone established for displaced Syrian gazelles

A protection zone has been designated for the endangered mountain gazelles in the southern province of Hatay, where they have been locked due to the rising border walls with neighbor country Syria.

A subspecies of Gazella Gazella, endemic to Hatay's Kırıkhan and Reyhanlı districts and some areas inside Syria, was discovered in 2008.