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Turkey demands the return of the relics of St. Nicholas

December 31 2005

Turkish authorities are required to transmit the power of "citizen" of Turkey St Nicholas.

Historically, he was born and died in the town of Demre, which is in modern Turkey. Relics of the saint were brought to Europe in the era of the Crusades and the rest are now in the basilica in the square of St. Nicholas in the Italian city of Bari.

Now Turkey has announced that it begins the struggle for the return of the relics. In asserting their rights to Santa Claus is ready to get to the UN, reports

A year ago, the City of Demre spontaneously dismantled the monument to Nicholas the Miracle Worker of the Russian sculptor Gregory Potocki. Under pressure from Russian and European cultural elite Turks have promised to return the monument in place.

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