Press statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Press statement / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Turkish Government to Retrieve 80 Antiquities Taken out Illegally from the Country and Found by Turkish Authorities in 2008.

Iraq was represented in the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by Iraq’s Ambassador to Ankara, Dr. Hassan Al-Janabi, and on the Turkish side by the Undersecretary of Culture Ministry.
The coming days will witness the return of these monuments and precious items to Iraqi territory, which were preserved in the museum of Hatay Turkish state.
It is worth mentioning that the Foreign Ministry and all its diplomatic missions are exerting maximum efforts in coordination with partners and friends to recover all the smuggled antiquities.

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman
Dr. Ahmed Alsahaf
21/09/2019

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman
Dr. Ahmed Alsahaf
21/09/2019

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