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Turkey fights a lopsided cultural war

Ankara is baying for the return of artifacts from museums across the globe and is accused of resorting to strong-arm tactics, while at the same time allowing the destruction of valuable excavation sites

By Constanze Letsch and Kate Connolly  /  The Guardian, ISTANBUL and BERLIN

He said that while the Turkish authorities had discussed requesting the return of the altar, Berlin had never received an official request.

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