La politique turque des restitutions continue de faire des vagues à l’étranger

La politique turque des restitutions continue de faire des vagues à l’étranger.  Ankara est accusé de faire du chantage aux musées européens alors qu’il autorise la destruction de certaines fouilles

Turkey wages ‘cultural war’ in pursuit of its archaeological treasures. Ankara is accused of blackmailing museums into returning artefacts while allowing excavation sites to be destroyed

Ankara accused of blackmailing museums into returning artefacts while allowing excavation sites to be destroyed

Sidamara sarcophagus from Konya

The Sidamara sarcophagus from Konya in the Archaeological Museum at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. A 5,000-year-old burial ground in Konya was recently covered in concrete and transformed into a recreational area. Photograph: Imagebroker/Alamy

Turkey has been accused of cultural chauvinism and attempting to blackmail some of the world’s most important museums in the wake of its demands for the return of thousands of archaeological treasures.


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