Turkey holds ceremony after return of almost 1,900 archaeological artifacts

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Officials in Ankara have held a ceremony following the return of archaeological artifacts that had previously been smuggled out of Anatolia to Serbia.

Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay attended the ceremony at his ministry's opera building on the occasion of the return of 1,865 artifacts that had been illegally transported to Serbia, as well as 17 others that had been taken to Britain.

Günay said his ministry attached great importance to culture and arts, especially archaeology.

The minister said Turkey had brought back 3,609 historical artifacts between 2007 and 2011....

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