“TREASURE HUNTERS” IN TURKEY, GREECE AND CYPRUS WHO GATHER ON FACEBOOK TO SHARE IDEAS ABOUT HUNTING FOR ANTIQUITIES

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.  

https://www.counteringcrime.org/online-social-organisation-of-looting-and-trafficking-of-antiquities-from-turkey-greece-and-cyprus

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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