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September 12, 2012

Turkey lobbies foreign museums for return of artefacts

Posted at 12:58 pm in Similar cases

Despite little sign of success so far, Turkey is continuing their policy of aggressively lobbying foreign museums who currently hold Turkish artefacts, where the ownership is disputed.

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Turkey lobbies museums around world to return artifacts
Posted Sep 3 2012 by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkey is following an increasingly aggressive policy of getting top museums around the world to return its heritage. Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertugrul Gunay says that in the last decade, more than 4,000 artifacts had been brought back to Turkey from world museums and collections.

Turkey’s minister of culture recently opened a new archeological museum in the western city of Izmir. Ertugrul Gunay is the architect of a museum revolution in the country aiming to harness Turkey’s rich heritage.
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