Photo Gallery: Turkey's Fight for Its Artistic Heritage

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'Art War' Turkey Battles to Repatriate Antiquities

A resurgent Turkey has launched a concerted effort to get cultural artifacts back from museums around the world. Although many museums deny that their objects were illegally obtained, Ankara is playing hardball by threatening to ban loans and revoke excavation permits.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan