Holiday souvenirs - all may not be as it seems

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A word of warning to those who like to collect pebbles and other moments from the beach, particularly if you
are holidaying in Turkey.

An American tourist was recently stopped at Antalya airport and following a search of his luggage charged with attempting to 'smuggle historical artefacts'. According to an article in the Telegraph the offending items were "a five-inch brick-coloured piece, which may have been old masonry, and a triangular piece of marble".

Turkey has strict laws regarding historical items and unfortunately what seemed like a harmless act has turned into ratherĀ a nightmare. A report is apparently currently awaited from a museum historian and this will be quite important with regard to the next steps taken by the Turkish Courts in respect of the matter.

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Eleanor is a Senior Associate in our Travel team. Eleanor has a degree in Translating and Interpreting (German/Spanish) and is also fluent in French.

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