700-year-old Torah seized in Turkey’s south
Turkish security forces seized an ancient Torah manuscript on Nov. 19 in the southern province of Muğla, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Publish date : Monday 20 November 2017 13:13
Written on gazelle leather, the Torah is believed to date back at least 700 years.
Security forces launched an operation after receiving intelligence that an ancient Torah was being sold for 7.5 million Turkish Liras.
The suspects were later captured in the Seydikemer district while bargaining over the ancient manuscript.
The police handed the manuscript over to the Fethiye Museum for a detailed examination.