United States of America and Turkey will sign an important cooperation in the field of protection of cultural heritage.
With the agreement to be signed between the two countries today, all archaeological and ethnological artifacts subject to the agreement will be prohibited from entering the United States, except in cases subject to special permission such as exhibitions.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy and the signing ceremony will take place between the United States Ambassador David Satterfield, the prevention of smuggling of archaeological and ethnological Turkey will contribute to the preservation of our cultural heritage, opening the way to provide.
between Turkey and the US, the deal, which will accelerate the process of joint work in this context, corporate culture existing in the area and to strengthen the academic cooperation.
The two countries, which are parties to the UNESCO convention, which determines the measures to be taken to prevent and prohibit the illegal import, export, transfer of property, of cultural assets, will take their measures to prevent smuggling to a higher level with the bilateral agreement to be signed.
this agreement to protect Turkey's cultural heritage; It will come to life with the cooperation and meticulous work of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, the United States Embassy in Ankara and the United States Office of Education and Cultural Relations.