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Turkey Plays Hardball To Get Antiquities Returned

January 22, 2013

"According to cultural chiefs in Berlin, Paris and New York, Turkey has threatened to bar foreign archaeologists from excavation sites in the country by not renewing their digging permits if governments refuse to return artefacts that Ankara says were unlawfully removed from Turkish soil. It has also threatened to halt the lending of its treasures to foreign museums, they say." The Guardian (UK) 01/21/13

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