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412 smuggled artifacts returned to Turkey

Artifacts returned by Hungarian authorities to be put on display at Anatolian Civilizations Museum in capital Ankara

Ayse Sensoy Boztepe   | 28.02.2021
412 smuggled artifacts returned to Turkey


Hungarian authorities have returned some 412 historical artifacts of Anatolian origin to Turkey, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry said on Sunday. 

In a statement, the ministry said the artifacts were seized by Hungarian customs officers and returned to Turkey.

Artifacts were transferred to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara, where they will be put on display, the statement said.

* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk in Ankara

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