Suspected highly radioactive Californium worth $72 million seized in northern Turkey

Police in northern Turkey’s Bolu province have seized $72 million worth of radioactive Californium, an element used in nuclear weapons and reactors, authorities said Saturday. Some 18.1 grams (0.63 ounces) of Californium was seized in a car by anti-smuggling and Read More …

Large amount of explosives seized at Turkey-Iran border

Turkish customs enforcement officers seized a large amount of explosives at the Turkish-Iranian border, officials said Thursday. According to a statement from the Trade Ministry, an Iranian citizen tried to cross the Esendere Customs Gate with a valid passport. He Read More …

U.S. requires enhanced screening of cargo from Turkey

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Thursday it is issuing a new security directive requiring enhanced screening of cargo from Turkey. The change was “to adequately address emerging threats to cargo and raise the baseline for global aviation security,” Read More …