February 21, 2019

** Turkish authorities arrest UK paramedic for allegedly trying to flee country with artifacts


** Turkish authorities in Bodrum have arrested a West Sussex paramedic after the latter allegedly tried to flee the country with coins found while snorkeling. UK News in Pictures 247 (August 23) said Tony Robyns, 52, was arrested at the airport Friday on a charge of finding Turkish artifacts without notifying authorities. According to the news site, Robyns had 13 coins on his person that he obtained while diving in Turgutreis. He is currently being held at Midras prison pending possible charges. If convicted, he could face three years in prison.


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