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The Greek Spur Thighed Tortoise is one of the most common Mediterranean Tortoises. They can be found throughout Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and the Republic of Georgia and can also be found in western Iran and north-eastern Greece. The Greek Spur Thighed Tortoises of Turkey often reside in the ruins of Xanthos and Kaunos, ancient Lycean cities. Although some Greek Spur -thighed Tortoises are killed by vehicles, most Turks consider the tortoises good luck and try to avoid hitting them. The largest population of Greek Spur-thighed Tortoises is in Turkey.

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