Sam Hardy has a post 'archaeologists accepted Greek Cypriot looting of Alaas, Cyprus?' . In Cyprus, it has - illogically - been regarded as OK, apparently, to buy Cypriot antiquities if they were looted from the island's archaeological record by Turks, but not OK if they were looted by Greek Cypriots. The object-focussed approach once again trumps the site-orientated one. Hardy's text concludes:
Analysing the evidence from rescue excavations of Alaas, Cyprus, it appears that private collectors violated their secret agreement with archaeologists, and bought Greek Cypriot-looted antiquities (rather than reporting the looters to the Greek Cypriot police). Worse, it seems that archaeologists accepted the looting and collecting (rather than reporting the collectors to the Greek Cypriot police).So basically doing little more than the PAS is doing over in the UK, except rifling archaeological sites for collectables is legal over there, so its not called 'looting".