Two Turkish tourists arrested in Egypt's Luxor

The two Turks were arrested while taking photos in the hills around the historic sites of Deir el-Medina and the Valley of the Queens west of Luxor without a permit from the relevant authorities, the source said.

Two Turkish tourists arrested in Egypt's Luxor
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Egyptian security authorities on Tuesday arrested two Turkish nationals for "taking photos of historic sites in Luxor where photography is not allowed," a security source said.

The two Turks were arrested while taking photos in the hills around the historic sites of Deir el-Medina and the Valley of the Queens west of Luxor without a permit from the relevant authorities, the source told Anadolu Agency.

The pair told authorities that they were geologists specialized in stratigraphy around historic sites.

Luxor, considered the world's largest open-air museum, is one of Egypt's top tourist attractions.

Relations between Cairo and Ankara have cooled since the army's July 3 ouster of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, in a move described by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a "military coup."

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Fourat
Fourat - 8 yıl Önce

How many times did expats like Jane Akshar do this and not get arrested!!!!!

Amun-Ra
Amun-Ra - 8 yıl Önce

... than they made fotos inside a tomb, what is not not allowed anymore since years. Or they took photos from a place were archeologists work is in progress. The latter maintain their legitimate right on publication of their own work. Both is challenged and supported by Egyptian law. Visitors to Turkey must still abide on Turkish laws, or?