Dear Malacologists,

As previously announced, the International Symposium of Malacology, had planned to be organized in Bodrum (Turkey) on October 07-09, 2020. However, since the beginning of March 2020, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the life negatively in the world. Thanks to the measures taken by the government in Turkey, there was a great decrease in the number of cases, but unfortunately the pandemic process is still ongoing. This situation seems to cause uneasiness among foreign participants, especially regarding transportation. In order to eliminate these anxieties, to protect the health of the participants and to organize the symposium in a more efficient timeframe, the International Symposium of Malacology has been postponed to a later date. When living and transportation conditions in our country as well as in the whole world are normalized, the new organization date of the symposium will be announced to all of you through the web page of the symposium and your registered E-mail addresses.

We would like to thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards to you all.

Prof. Dr. Bilal ÖZTÜRK      

On behalf of the Symposium

Organizing Committee