Commentary on prosecution of UK man for antiquities smuggling

Posted on: August 30, 2017 by

A UK man, Toby Robyns, was apprehended ten days ago by Turkish authorities, as he tried to leave Turkey with a dozen coins. He had found the coins with his children on the seabed while snorkelling. He is still in prison, awaiting a decision by the Turkish courts.

Our Assistant Director, Alexander Herman, was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 last week for this story. He provided some context to the arrest and highlighted the difficult legal issues at play when travelling abroad. You can listen to the full interview below.