The Alliance to Counter Crime Online has published a report which claims that groups and pages give “treasure-hunters” a venue for crowdsourcing knowledge, and tips for evading law enforcement. It is said that treasure hunting for antiquities can harm or even destroy ancient sites, causing irreparable damage to cultural heritage. It is also said that antiquities crime also funds militant and/or violent groups, including the PKK, and the far-right Turkish Grey Wolves group.
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