YALOVA, Turkey

A historical artifact presumably dating back to the Egyptian period was seized by security forces in Turkey’s northwestern Yalova province on Tuesday.

Local gendarmerie said in a statement that they learned a suspect, identified only by the initials S.U., was trying to sell historical artifacts.

The suspect was caught red-handed in the Altinova district by the gendarmerie team with a tablet that is presumed to date back to the Egyptian era, it added.

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