What is considered cultural property in Turkey?
Cultural property in Turkey is considered to be objects from all geological eras, which have a documentary value and testify to the social, cultural, technical and scientific achievements in the past. Furthermore, all kinds of animal and plant fossils and human remains are included. Due to their importance for Turkish history, recent documents and objects related to the National War of Independence between 1919 and 1923 and the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923 are also considered cultural property.
What are the export regulations?
The export of protected cultural property from Turkey is generally not possible. Exceptions are only possible for temporary export for exhibition purposes.
What sanctions are there?
Failure to comply with legal requirements could result in a prison sentence of between five and twelve years and a fine of up to 5,000 per diems.