[size=30]Iraq and Turkey sign an agreement to return stolen Iraqi antiquities and valuables[/size]
The Iraqi ambassador to Turkey, Hassan al-Janabi, on Friday signed an agreement with Turkish Deputy Minister of Culture Nader Alp Aslan to receive the pieces of Iraqi antiquities and valuables deposited in the Hatay Museum near the Syrian border, which includes 80 stolen objects found by the Turkish authorities in 2008.
Al-Janabi said in a statement received by the Echo Agency, that he "signed with the Turkish Deputy Minister of Culture, the agreement to be delivered to Iraq, and will be transferred to Baghdad within the next few days."
The Iraqi Ambassador expressed his thanks to the efforts of the Minister of Culture Abdul Amir Al-Hamdani, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and the management of the Hatay Museum, and the parties that contributed in creating the requirements of understanding between the two parties, in order to restore the Iraqi antiquities. During a ceremony attended by officials, parliamentarians and intellectuals.