German museums and archaeologists fear that Turkey is punishing them for not repatriating contested artifacts. In a SPIEGEL interview, Turkish Culture Minister Omer Celik explains why Turkey is demanding both the artifacts and an apology.It is well worth reading, and I for one support how they are cracking down on looted items and bad excavations - if anything, the claims made by Hermann Parzinger, president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, were "chauvinistic" ...
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Interesting Interview with Turkish Culture Minister
Dispute Heats Up between Germany and Turkey over Contested Artifacts - SPIEGEL ONLINE: