Turkey’s artifacts move panics west museums

Monday, December 24, 2012

Western museums appear to be panicking as Turkey continues to facilitate the return of many stolen artifacts, says Culture Minister Ertugrul Gunay.

Turkey remains committed to repatriating all the artifacts that have been stolen from its soil over the years, Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay has said while expressing hopes that regional neighbors will also receive back their ancient treasures.

“Western museums are very concerned about the establishment of a joint policy in Eastern Europe and the Middle East,” he recently told the Daily News. “I see that museums in Europe are in panic. People with self-confidence don’t react like that,” said Gunay.

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