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Turkey Police Thwart Smugglers, Seize Over 26,000 Historical Artifacts

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Turkish police confiscated thousands of historical artifacts in a giant operation against smugglers in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reported on Thursday. Police detained 13 suspects and seized 26,456 artifacts, Dogan said. The agency did not provide details on the artifacts or the suspects. Turkey has been fighting for the return of stolen pieces at…