Exhibition facilities of most european museums are not sufficient anymore
Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertugrul Gunay has said, "Exhibition and organization facilities of most of the museums in Europe are not sufficient enough anymore. They do not have financial opportunities to renew those. However, Turkey does exhibiting better." Turkish Minister Ertugrul replied the questions regarding the interview of Professor Hermann Parzinger, the President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) which was published on Germany's weekly magazine, Der Spiegel. On his interview, Parzinger supports that Turkey's historical artifacts were not looked after well so now, they are "under protection" in Berlin State Museums. Gunay drew attentions to Turkey being the 16th largest economy in the world and said, "Turkey has been investing on cultural heritage and transportation and health. By their accusations, sadly, between the lines we see the old colonialist soul which was never gone and hidden somewhere. At the moment, Turkey builds museums by using the best exhibition and organization facilities in the world. I recommend Parzinger to come and visit Aydin, Eti and Gaziantep museums." Gunay also underlined that Turkish Culture Ministry ask for the return of Turkish artifacts which were taken to European museums via illegal ways throughout the years.