📩 20/02/2021 13:02
Culture and Tourism Ministry within the scope of the history of the fight against smuggling activities than 412 works will be brought to Turkey next week.
The works returned from Hungary will be delivered to Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu with a ceremony on February 25.
Minister Çavuşoğlu, who will go to Hungary for official contacts, will receive the works from Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.
marble heads from the Roman period, marble figurines, metal, wood and works with the Minister Cavusoglu aircraft with stone consisting of coin finds will reach Turkey.
The historical heritage to be delivered to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will be exhibited in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
The Ministry Does Not Let The Smuggler Follow
The artifacts, which are small finds, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in accelerating the return process of Hungary's Ambassador to Ankara, Viktor Matiz, were seized in Hungary in 2015.
The artifacts detected by the Hungarian law enforcement units during a search of a Turkish citizen's vehicle about 6 years ago were reported to the Interpol-Europol Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs by the Hungarian Interpol. Interpol's Works of Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry also has notified the extradition process was initiated.
Head of Archeology Department of Selçuk University and Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum Directorate and Prof. Dr. It was determined by expert reports prepared by Ertekin Doksanaltı.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism also filed a criminal complaint against the citizen who was involved in the incident after the identification of his identity information.
When the person, who was sentenced to 15 years by the Istanbul High Criminal Court, applied for an appeal, the Ministry again intervened in the ongoing case.