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Munich Higher Regional Court ordered on Monday the return of 34 ancient artifacts to Greek Cypriot Administration and 49 ancient artifacts to Aydın Dikmen who was claimed that he smuggled the items mentioned above from Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, noted Greek Cypriot daily Alithia.

The newspaper stated that Munich Higher Regional Court announced the decision on the case of Aydın Dikmen after 11 years. The newspaper stated that the Court demands more investigations concerning the origin of some of the items and added that concerning the 49 items, the Court has not found the documentation of 49 items sufficient and has taken the decision to return them to Aydın Dikmen.

It was also noted by the newspaper that Greek Cypriot Church has reacted against the situation and it gave the guaranty that the artifacts will be returned to Greek Cypriot Administration.

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