Monthly Archives: March 2005

Turkey renames ‘divisive’ animals

Turkey has said it is changing the names of three animals found on its territory to remove references to Kurdistan or Armenia. Even animal names can become contentious in politics The environment ministry says the Latin names of the red fox, the wild sheep and the roe deer will be altered. The red fox for instance, known as Vulpes Vulpes Kurdistanica, will now be known as Vulpes Vulpes. Turkey has uneasy relations with neighbouring Armenia and opposes Kurdish separatists in ... Read More »