. Six Ancient Stolen Artifacts Smuggled into US Repatriated to Turkey « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – The items were returned to the country last month after joint repatriation efforts from Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The government of Turkey had been tracing the artifacts for fifty years, according to comments from Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Turkey’s minister of culture and tourism, at the museum’s unveiling event on November 13. Jale Inan, Turkey’s first female archaeologist who died in 2001, was the first person to try to prove the provenance of these six artifacts.

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