Country: Turkey

6th-century priest sculpture stolen from museum in southwestern Turkey


Doğan News Agency, Daily Sabah, 8th Jun 2017.

Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP, Daily Sabah, 26th May 2017.

Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey


Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 26th May 2017.

Ancient stele turns out to be fake


Hurriyet Daily News, 11th May 2017.

Smuggled Anatolian idol sold in US

(Turkey; United States of America)

Hurriyet Daily News, 30th Apr 2017.

Turkey seeks return of 5,000-year-old marble figure

(Turkey; United States of America)

Hurriyet Daily News, 29th Apr 2017.

Illegal excavations stir reaction in Myndos


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 29th Apr 2017.

Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest


Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 25th Apr 2017.

Initiative to return missing pieces from "Gypsy Girl" mosaic in Turkey's Gaziantep


Daily Sabah, 20th Apr 2017.

Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive


Daily Sabah, 17th Apr 2017.

Humanity's heritage under threat from treasure hunters


Ahmet Günhan, Daily Sabah, 10th Apr 2017.

Turkish gendarmerie confiscate smuggled Picasso painting in Erzurum


Daily Sabah, 6th Apr 2017.

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Jamey Keaten, The Tribune, 28th Mar 2017.

3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul


Daily Sabah, 27th Mar 2017.

Ancient sarcophagus to be returned to Turkey nearly 60 years after it was stolen

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Daily Sabah, 24th Mar 2017.

Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan Sentenced to Prison for Painting of Kurdish Town Attack


Perwana Nazif, ArtNet News, 24th Mar 2017.

Red list of Iraqi artifacts available in Turkish

(Iraq; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News, 23rd Mar 2017.

$100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016

(United States of America; Egypt; Turkey)

Owen Jarus, CBS, 21st Mar 2017.

A Painting and News Report Land a Turkish Artist in Prison


Seph Rodney, Hyperallergic, 9th Mar 2017.

Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey


Hurriyet Daily News, 8th Mar 2017.

Old fisherman still homesick

(Turkey; Germany)

Ozgen Acar, Hurriyet Daily News, 4th Mar 2017.

Turkish Publisher Shuts Down Magazine for Printing Moses Cartoon


Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic, 23rd Feb 2017.

Minister offers Turkish mayor elephants for ancient Hebrew inscription

(Israel; Turkey)

Ilan Ben Zion, The Times of Israel, 23rd Feb 2017.

Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali, Hurriyet Daily News, 22nd Feb 2017.

Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany

(Turkey; Germany)

Ömer Erbil, Hurriyet Daily News, 14th Feb 2017.

Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary

(Hungary; Turkey; Armenia; Lithuania)

PanArmenian, 9th Feb 2017.

5 detained in Turkey for attempting to sell painting claimed to be Picasso's work


Daily Sabah, 9th Feb 2017.

Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey


Daily Sabah, 7th Feb 2017.

Terror fear hits Troy


Hurriyet Daily News, 24th Jan 2017.

Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts


Ihlas News Agency, Daily Sabah, 23rd Jan 2017.

Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe, 23rd Jan 2017.

British woman returns 4,500 year-old Yortan jug to Turkey

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Nurbanu Kizil, Daily Sabah, 19th Jan 2017.

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery

(Turkey; Russia)

Shaun Walker, The Guardian, 20th Dec 2016.

Judge orders 'owner' to provide more details before ancient golden crown can be examined

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

The Herald, 3rd Dec 2016.

Protesters Demand Sculpture Be Removed from Contemporary Istanbul


Art Forum, 4th Nov 2016.

Looting? $283 Million Flow of Artifacts to US Revealed

(Turkey; Syria; United States of America)

Owen Jarus, Live Science, 19th Sep 2016.

Police searching stolen vehicle finds 2nd century tomb in Bursa


Daily Sabah, 10th Sep 2016.

Turkish government shuts down important archaeological dig, apparently to punish Austria

(Turkey; Austria)

Erik Stokstad, Science, 6th Sep 2016.

11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey


Daily Sabah, 30th Aug 2016.

Ancient breakwater in Istanbul broken


Hurriyet Daily News, 11th Aug 2016.

Turkish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan arrested


Helen Stoilas, The Art Newspaper, 29th Jul 2016.

Police seize priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 12th Jul 2016.

Turkey's artists face growing government pressure


Sukru Kucukshin, Al Monitor, 11th Jul 2016.

Police discover Qadafi's looted ivory dagger in Istanbul

(Libya; Turkey; Saudi Arabia)

Yeni Şafak, 13th Jun 2016.

Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul


Yeni Şafak, 8th Jun 2016.

Questions raised after famous statue disappears in Ankara


Hurriyet Daily News, 3rd Jun 2016.

Ancient stela lost after discovery


Ömer Erbil, Hurriyet Daily News, 2nd Jun 2016.

Red list prepared for Syrian artifacts

(Syria; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News, 20th May 2016.

Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah, 29th Apr 2016.

Stolen Sarcophagus Returned

(Turkey; United States of America)

Ahmet Balan, Associated Press, 26th Apr 2016.

Turkish Culture Minister: No tolerance for antiquity smuggling from Syria

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah, 17th Apr 2016.

Why Gaziantep Became Hub for Smugglers Selling Historical Syrian Artifacts

(Turkey; Syria)

Sputnik News, 11th Apr 2016.

Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'

(Turkey; Syria; Russia)

Press TV, 8th Apr 2016.

Smuggler of Stolen Artifacts From Palmyra Speaks Out About ISIS' Illicit Operation

(Syria; Turkey)

Richard Engel, NBC, 6th Apr 2016.

Historic castle destroyed by sea and treasure hunters in Turkey's west


Ömer Erbil, Hurriyet Daily News, 4th Apr 2016.

ISIS 'Department of Artifacts' document exposes antique loot trade via Turkey (RT EXCLUSIVE)

(Turkey; Syria)

RT, 31st Mar 2016.

World's most expensive plate seized in Turkey


Hurriyet Daily News, 22nd Mar 2016.

Quarry workers 'erasing history' in Antalya with soap, sponge


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 12th Mar 2016.

Home at last: 39 historic artifacts from Anatolia returned


Burcu Calik, Daily Sabah, 15th Feb 2016.

Spray painted tomb to be cleaned by experts


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 11th Feb 2016.

Picasso painting seized in Turkey dismissed as fake


AFP, Hurriyet Daily News, 2nd Feb 2016.

Arts: le "Picasso" saisi en Turquie serait un faux


France 24, 1st Feb 2016.

Turkish police seize Picasso's masterpiece in anti-smuggling operation


Emre Basaran, Daily Sabah, 30th Jan 2016.

Historic castle cleansed of graffiti


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 28th Jan 2016.

Ancient obelisk becomes makeshift memorial in Istanbul


AFP, News 24, 14th Jan 2016.

Istanbul explosion: 10 dead and 15 wounded in suspected Isis 'suicide bombing' in Sultanahmet Square - as it happened


Samuel Osborne, The Independent, 12th Jan 2016.

Van Dyck painting found in Istanbul

(Turkey; Georgia; Russia)

Hurriyet Daily News, 8th Jan 2016.

Reliefs in Mersin fall victims to treasure hunters


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 31st Dec 2015.

'Love' graffiti on historic castle walls creates outrage


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 31st Dec 2015.

Knidos wants to regain its artifacts


Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 16th Dec 2015.

Heracles relief suffers damage


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 14th Dec 2015.

Syrian antiquities chief says Turkey refuses to return looted art

(Syria; Turkey)

Shadia Nasralla, Reuters, 11th Dec 2015.

Syrian woman faces 12 years in jail for 'smuggling ancient coins'

(Turkey; Sweden)

Hurriyet Daily News, 9th Dec 2015.

Artifacts stolen from Syria seized in eastern Turkey

(Turkey; Syria)

Doğan News Agency, Daily Sabah, 25th Nov 2015.

Illegal digs unearth mosaics


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 9th Nov 2015.

Museums in Turkey, ministry fight back against forged artifacts


Ömer Erbil, Hurriyet Daily News, 7th Nov 2015.

Gilded Bible seized in Tokat


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 27th Oct 2015.

Treasure hunters destroying precious Thracian relics in Turkey


Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 21st Oct 2015.

1600-year-old artifacts in Bodrum bay area looted


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 20th Oct 2015.

Allegedly Fake Joan Mirós Trigger Trials in Turkey


Cihan Kucuk, Hyperallergic, 14th Oct 2015.

A Terra-cotta Antiquity that Arrived at a Turkish Museum by Mail


Cihan Kucuk, Hyperallergic, 6th Oct 2015.

Ancient tombs in Fethiye cleaned after controversy


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 5th Oct 2015.

British archaeologist's 19th century engraving found on Turkey's Mount Ida


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 1st Oct 2015.

Turkey's Culture Ministry defends restoration at Aspendos


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 30th Sep 2015.

'Kitchen-grade' marble used in the restoration of ancient city of Aspendos


BGN News, 28th Sep 2015.

Turkey major conduit for Syrian 'blood antiquities'

(Turkey; Syria)

Pinar Tremblay, Al Monitor, 25th Sep 2015.

Geneva orders Roman relic returned to Turkey

(Switzerland; Turkey)

The Local, 23rd Sep 2015.

More than 3,000 artifacts seized in Istanbul raid


Daily Sabah, 1st Sep 2015.

Bull figure returns to Turkey


Hurriyet Daily News, 28th Aug 2015.

Aristotle statue vandalized at ancient site


Hurriyet Daily News, 26th Aug 2015.

Two Syrians detained for smuggling Ottoman era coins

(Turkey; Syria)

Hurriyet Daily News, 20th Aug 2015.

Artifact smuggling, recovery both on the rise


Ahmet Topal, Daily Sabah, 21st Jul 2015.

Ohio university grapples with case of missing mosaic

(United States of America; Turkey)

Jennifer Pinkowski, Al Jazeera, 19th Jul 2015.

US Law Firm Files Lawsuit to Return Armenian Property in Incirlik Turkey


Massis Post, 14th Jul 2015.

Turkish manuscripts returned from US

(Turkey; United States of America)

Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 14th Jul 2015.

Artist Who Got Turkish President Fined Now Facing Four Years in Jail


Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 25th Jun 2015.

Stolen manuscripts returned to Turkey


Hasan Ay, Daily Sabah, 25th Jun 2015.

Historical carpet lost at museum


Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 15th Jun 2015.

Turkey ruling Justice and Development Party nails giant election banner into Roman aqueduct


AFP, Art Daily, 26th May 2015.

Turkey: Armenian Church Sues for Lost Property


Dorian Jones, Eurasia Net, 21st May 2015.

Hundreds of stolen Roman-era artifacts recovered in police raid in Turkey


BGN News, 17th May 2015.

Illegal excavations damage ancient city


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 15th May 2015.

Mosaics in Turkey's south were not 'botched,' says restorer


Ömer Erbil, Hurriyet Daily News, 14th May 2015.

Authorities seize ancient Hebrew book written on deer skin

(Turkey; Syria)

BGN News, 3rd Feb 2015.

FBI Returns Ancient Sculptures to Turkey


FBI, 6th Aug 2014.

Works start to find missing pieces in area of illegal excavation


Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 8th Jul 2014.

London's Victoria and Albert Museum willing to lend Eros head to Istanbul

(Turkey; United Kingdom)

Hurriyet Daily News, 5th May 2014.

Treasure hunters destroy tomb


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 4th May 2014.

Seeking Return of Art, Turkey Jolts Museums

(Turkey; United States of America)

Dan Bilefsky, The New York Times, 30th Sep 2012.

Will "Blind Edip" Sing?

(Switzerland; Germany; Turkey)

Ozgen Acar, Archaeology, 1st Jan 2001.

The Past in Peril: Buying, Selling, Stealing History

(United States of America; Turkey; Italy)

Mike Toner, Atlanta Journal Constitution, 19th Sep 1999.

Turkey wins back ancient coins from American millionaire

(Turkey; Germany; United States of America)

Associated Press, 4th Mar 1999.

The Case Of the Contested Coins: A Modern-Day Battle Over Ancient Objects

(Turkey; Germany; United States of America)

Barry Meier, The New York Times, 24th Sep 1998.

Turkish jubilation over recovery of ancient sarcophagus; Smuggled treasure is coming home

(Turkey; United States of America)

Hugh Pope, The Independent, 27th Apr 1994.

Turks Haul Millionaire Into Court for Ancient Silver

(Turkey; Germany; United States of America)

Anne Thompson, Associated Press, 23rd Feb 1994.

Talking Turkey; Who owns the treasures of antiquity?

(Turkey; United States of America)

Geraldine Norman, The Independent, 13th Jun 1993.