Peter Smallwood

Turks suspicious after a dead ‘Israeli’ bird found in a field

Turkish media took a conspiratorial turn recently after a bird was found in a field, dead, with a metal band around its leg. The band said “Israel Tel Aviv,” which immediately raised suspicions that the bird was on an espionage mission. Of course it wasn’t, but it’s not the first time banded animals aroused suspicion of nefarious intentions.

Why an ‘Israeli Bird’ Found in Turkey Was Not a Spy

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