Turkey’s Drive For Tourism Could Damage Its Ancient Sites, Say Some Experts

“The recent decision to transfer the excavation permits from three well-known classical sites from non-Turkish to Turkish universities – a practice almost unheard of in the protocol-laden world of archaeology – is a cracking of the whip over foreign scholars regarded as not working fast enough to transform the country’s extensive array of antiquities into tourist attractions.”

Source: The Art Newspaper 10/06/11