Turkey turns blind eye to plunder, says Syria

17 Mar 2014 9:33 AM | Anonymous
Turkey turns blind eye to plunder, says Syria
Syria condemns foreign involvement in organised and systematic looting of its heritage

Red-Listed Syrian objects ranging from pre-history to the Ottoman period

Syria has accused Turkey of turning a blind eye to the systematic looting of the country’s cultural heritage. Illicit digging at archaeological sites is “fierce”, antiquities stores have been raided by armed gangs, and foreigners, from Turkey in particular, are smuggling hundreds of objects across its borders, Syria claims.



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