Turkey suspects bird of being Israeli spy

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Turkish authorities believe that they have found a bird used for espionage purposes by Israel. An investigation to that effect was launched in Ankara several days ago, after a farmer discovered a dead Merops Apiaster, commonly known as the European Bee-Eater, in his field. The bird had a ring reading 'Israel' on one of its legs. The bird-beak in question reportedly sported unusually large nostrils, which -- combined with the identification ring -- raised suspicions that the bird was implanted with a surveillance device and that it arrived in Turkey as part of an espionage mission.