The Governor's Office of Diyarbakır declared that Turkish security forces apprehended an 800-year-old Hebrew book in an anti-smuggling operation in southeastern Turkey.
According to the statement, police detained four suspects making an illegal attempt to sell the book.
Filled with Hebrew scripts, the leather book is believed to contain religious texts and estimated to be 800 years old.
Consisting of twenty-two pages, the book contains delicate hand carved figures.
Thousands of anti-smuggling operations were held across Turkey in order to prevent the illegal sale of historical artifacts in an effort to protect the country's wealth of cultural heritage.
The issue is crucial since Turkey is home to over 3,000 ancient cities from 42 ancient civilizations. Tourism in Turkey depends on this wealth of historical heritage to attract visitors from all over the world.
Last Updated: 21.3.2019 10:57:00