'Urartu Meleği Satılamadan Yakalandı', 20 Ağustos 2014
|Newspapers called this a 'Urartian |
angel' looks fake to me.
Elazığ Provincial Gendarmerie Command teams have carried out a raid and seized Urartian and Roman period artefacts which they say were being taken abroad from Bingöl Province and are worth up to $ 2 million. They've been planning this operation six months and presented seized metal statues of the Urartian period, "angels, Jesus Christ and the Apostles with statues of Buddha". Four people were arrested and referred to the prosecutor's office. Hopefully they'll be out soon, I think the "antiquities" pictured are fakes. At least US HS/ICE have proper special "antiquity presentation tablecloths" Turkish police have paper table napkins.