March 24th, 2014

For Turkish souvenir jailed Travel agency Krivoy Rog!

In Turkey, travelers who buy souvenirs can get a prison cell.

For example, in a prison cell can go to the piece of stone, rusted piece of metal or antique copper coins for which you have given a few dollars.

Most recently, on the border at Antalya airport after a week of vacation spent on the coast with his family, was arrested by the French tourist.

Frenchman had to spend in jail for three months because of the ill-fated cobblestone bought from junk.

Turkish law sternly against smuggling of historical and cultural values, so ignorance of tourists who had no malicious intent and not suspecting that they are committing a crime, is not regarded as a mitigating factor.

In this case, the only way to put behind bars pending trial lasts until a consequence – to pay the deposit, the amount of which is not strictly defined.

Subsequent to completion of the investigation proceedings, if proven attempted exportation of rare book, is likely to end a fine, which can destroy the middle-tourist.

Tourists should take into account the potential threats and not to acquire souvenirs in Turkey that even remotely resemble ancient relics, especially in shady places, without proper checks and supporting documents.