News ID: 256793
Published: 0239 GMT August 03, 2019

Turkey: 1,000-year-old Qur’an recovered from smugglers

Turkey: 1,000-year-old Qur’an recovered from smugglers

Turkish security forces recovered a 1,000-year-old Qur’an manuscript from suspected antiquities traffickers in the southern province of Mugla, security sources said.

Wrapped in antelope skin, the manuscript was seized in Yatagan district in an operation conducted against smugglers by gendarmerie forces, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Two suspects who were planning to sell the manuscript were arrested during the operation, reported.  

An unregulated gun and a rifle as well as car engines were also seized during the raid.

No further details on the Qur’an were provided.


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