Turkey: Ankara Seeks the Return of Looted Antiquities

Aug 30, 2012 Full story: EurasiaNet 23

In an attempt to assemble a world-class archeological museum by 2023, the Turkish ministry of culture has been playing hard-ball with foreign museums until artifacts are returned to Turkey.

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mr large

Mansfield, MA

#1 Aug 30, 2012
rich turkish heritage?
Dander

Sydney, Australia

#2 Aug 30, 2012
Turks will soon return all GENOCDE pillage to their rightful owners.
TRUTHlover

Satu Mare, Romania

#5 Aug 31, 2012
at least one point in which Turkey and Greece have the same opinion and work together ...

an excellent approach ....

who's idea was it? Turkey's ....

cheers,
TRUTHlover

Satu Mare, Romania

#6 Aug 31, 2012
mr large wrote:
rich turkish heritage?
who rules Asia Minor for approx 1000 years?

answer: Turkey

Turkey has the right and obligation to protect the heritage of Asia Minor .... in the same way as does Great Britain, Germany, France, Austria etc.... protecting their Roman history (represented by Roman artefacts found in their countries), isn't it?

cheers,
Bronzilla

Thessaloníki, Greece

#7 Aug 31, 2012
TRUTHlover wrote:
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who rules Asia Minor for approx 1000 years?
time over

Agia Sofia ;))))
BOZ-OK

Dubai, UAE

#11 Aug 31, 2012
Bronzilla wrote:
<quoted text>
time over
Agia Sofia ;))))
Right... Looks really nice with those minarets surrounding the ex monastery... Doesn't it?:))))
TRUTHlover

Satu Mare, Romania

#12 Aug 31, 2012
Bronzilla wrote:
<quoted text>
time over
Agia Sofia ;))))
Yes, Agia Sofia .... constructed by the East Roman Emperor .... and conquert by the Turks ....

Ahhh, yes where were the (would like to be) Greeks here in the picture ..... ahhhh, when they lost the Jewel, the most beatiful city at its time: Constantinople to the Turks ....

Yes, Agia Sofia, Ephesus, Troia etc.......... all Turkish now ...
walk like a chicken

UK

#17 Aug 31, 2012
how about the Turks giving the Christian West back all the stuff THEY looted during many centuries of oppression and misrule? and compensation for the people they enslaved?
walk like a chicken

UK

#18 Aug 31, 2012
BOZ-OK wrote:
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Right... Looks really nice with those minarets surrounding the ex monastery... Doesn't it?:))))
it wasn't a monastery, it was a church before the unspeakable Turk desecrated it.
BOZ-OK

Dubai, UAE

#22 Aug 31, 2012
walk like a chicken wrote:
how about the Turks giving the Christian West back all the stuff THEY looted during many centuries of oppression and misrule? and compensation for the people they enslaved?
Just bringing back you to the reality, the population of Istanbul alone is more than entire Greece... You may try to get it back with your might, if you wish so... How about this?

PS. we like its current shape though...:)
BOZ-OK

Dubai, UAE

#24 Aug 31, 2012
walk like a chicken wrote:
<quoted text>it wasn't a monastery, it was a church before the unspeakable Turk desecrated it.
Doesn't matter for us... We just needed a large mosque in newly conqured Istanbul and converted the largest church into a mosque... Simple as that... The rest is your problem...
Bronzilla

Thessaloníki, Greece

#25 Aug 31, 2012
BOZ-OK wrote:
<quoted text> Simple as that... The rest is your problem...
we simplifying things here ;)))
Stuffed Turkey

UK

#27 Sep 1, 2012
anything made by the Romans, Greeks and Christians in Turkey isn't theirs, they stole it, so they can stop whining about "heritage". But I will admit the Turks invented and popularized buggery.
BOZ-OK

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#28 Sep 1, 2012
Stuffed Turkey wrote:
anything made by the Romans, Greeks and Christians in Turkey isn't theirs, they stole it, so they can stop whining about "heritage". But I will admit the Turks invented and popularized buggery.
The ancient remainings prove that Anatolia was stolen by Greeks from others too, such as Hittites... Many civilisations passed from Anatolia during history, including even Celts... Greeks were only one of them, nothing to exaggerate...

Further, Turks never claim a heritage from the ancient civilisations of Anatolia but just excavating the remainings of all of the ancient "Anatolian civilisations" and demonstrated in its museums as all modern countries on earth do...

However, actually you guys are the ones "hopelessly whining" about "heritage" and the lands you lost 1000 years ago... Actually, that land also did not belong to you guys any way...

So, stop whinning, get a life, live in the present, not in thousand years ago and respect your masters of 1000 years, the "Grand Turk"...

PS. The buggery is a well known Greek habbit since ancient times, that is why the word "Gayreek" is invented, you pathetic clown...:)
walk like a chicken

UK

#29 Sep 1, 2012
BOZ-OK wrote:
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The ancient remainings prove that Anatolia was stolen by Greeks from others too, such as Hittites... Many civilisations passed from Anatolia during history, including even Celts... Greeks were only one of them, nothing to exaggerate...
Further, Turks never claim a heritage from the ancient civilisations of Anatolia but just excavating the remainings of all of the ancient "Anatolian civilisations" and demonstrated in its museums as all modern countries on earth do...
However, actually you guys are the ones "hopelessly whining" about "heritage" and the lands you lost 1000 years ago... Actually, that land also did not belong to you guys any way...
So, stop whinning, get a life, live in the present, not in thousand years ago and respect your masters of 1000 years, the "Grand Turk"...
PS. The buggery is a well known Greek habbit since ancient times, that is why the word "Gayreek" is invented, you pathetic clown...:)
I'm not a Greek, you unspeakable Turk. Turks are well known to be the worst buggers on earth. I am English, the nation that kicked you out of Jerusalem and Mesopotamia and Arabia
TRUTHlover

Satu Mare, Romania

#30 Sep 1, 2012
walk like a chicken wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not a Greek, you unspeakable Turk. Turks are well known to be the worst buggers on earth. I am English, the nation that kicked you out of Jerusalem and Mesopotamia and Arabia
Not you kicked the Ottomans out ....?????

You lied to the Arabs, the Kurds in North Iraq and the Armenians prior and during WWI, promised independency isn't it?? Which all fought a proxy war for you, isn’t it??
Ever listened in your history class??

Afterwards, well ….. you forgot all your promises and turned these lands into new British colonies ... isn't it?

And now claiming you kicked the Turks out??
Who is kissing currently the Azz of Turkey to make some business with them??

Was that not the British PM??
Where are Charles and William spending their private holidays???

You are an uneducated, dumb looooooooooser ....

Cheers,
walks like a chicken

UK

#32 Sep 1, 2012
"Where are Charles and William spending their private holidays???"
I don't know, but not in Turkey.

also, a BRITISH army fought the Turks and chased them out of Jerusalem at last. And a British army beat the Turks in Mesopotamia.
TRUTHlover

Satu Mare, Romania

#33 Sep 1, 2012
walks like a chicken wrote:
"Where are Charles and William spending their private holidays???"
I don't know, but not in Turkey.
also, a BRITISH army fought the Turks and chased them out of Jerusalem at last. And a British army beat the Turks in Mesopotamia.
you should read "The Sun" and you will see where they are holidaying ...

British army my azzzzz
what would you have done without the Arab rebellion and their help to take these regions???

but that is even not relevant .... relevant is that Britain promised these people already in the beginning of the 20 century independent states ... but did not respect her agreements and promises .... that is the point .... you lied .....

and be serious, without the help of the Arabs, especially the Palestinians, you would never have taken Jerusalem ...
You remember the Palestinians, which you later on stabbed in the back, and sold their lands to the Jews ....

the Brits can't have a free conscious regarding the events happening currently in the ME ....
the majority are caused by the steps taken and facts inherited from British rule ....

cheers,
Dander

Sydney, Australia

#34 Sep 1, 2012
TRUTHlover wrote:
<quoted text>you should read "The Sun" and you will see where they are holidaying ...
British army my azzzzz
what would you have done without the Arab rebellion and their help to take these regions???
but that is even not relevant .... relevant is that Britain promised these people already in the beginning of the 20 century independent states ... but did not respect her agreements and promises .... that is the point .... you lied .....
and be serious, without the help of the Arabs, especially the Palestinians, you would never have taken Jerusalem ...
You remember the Palestinians, which you later on stabbed in the back, and sold their lands to the Jews ....
the Brits can't have a free conscious regarding the events happening currently in the ME ....
the majority are caused by the steps taken and facts inherited from British rule ....
cheers,
Even Muslim Arabs were diwsgusted with the IT turk's abuse of Allah and Islam by declaring a FAKE JIHAD, and told yo to stick your TURK-ISLAM EMPIRE dream up your coward denialist ass.
BOZ-OK

Dubai, UAE

#35 Sep 1, 2012
walk like a chicken wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not a Greek, you unspeakable Turk. Turks are well known to be the worst buggers on earth. I am English, the nation that kicked you out of Jerusalem and Mesopotamia and Arabia
Interesting to see that a Brit,who has blood of millions of innocent nations in his hands all over the world, has the guts to speak out in this content... Get a mirror and look at your face, you will see the worst oppresser right there...

Further, in addition to TruthLover's statetements, just google "Gallipoli" and "Kut Al Amara"... You will get some idea about pathetic British miseries before Turks... Ignorant loser...:)))

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