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More than 200 historical artifacts seized in NW Turkey

More than 200 historical artifacts seized in NW Turkey
Items recovered include tear catcher belonging to Byzantine, Roman period

By Kadir Yildiz

KOCAELI, Turkey (AA) - A total of 209 pieces of historical artifacts were seized in an operation in northwestern Turkey, security sources said Friday.

Provincial gendarmerie forces in Kocaeli, acting on a tip, launched an operation and arrested a suspect in Eskihisar district, identified only by the initials O.O.

Among the artifacts seized were 207 coins, a pitcher and a tear catcher belonging to the Byzantine and Roman period.

*Writing by Seda Sevencan


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