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Santa Ruins

“Santa Ruins” in Turkey: The Destruction of Greek Cultural Heritage 

The Turkish newspaper Hürriyet reported on October 19 that the Santa Ruins archeological site has been registered as a “fragile area to be protected” leading some to conclude that “The Turkish government seems to have “perfected” the “art” of violating or destroying the region’s exceedingly rich cultural heritage built by the indigenous peoples of the land that Turkey largely exterminated about a hundred years ago.”