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800-year-old Hebrew book confiscated in Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Turkish security forces seized an 800-year-old Hebrew book in an anti-smuggling operation in southeastern Turkey, the Governor's Office of Diyarbakır said in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement, police detained four suspects trying to illegally sell the book, and confiscated the artifact.

Filled with Hebrew scripts, the leather book is believed to contain religious texts and estimated to be 800 years old.

Consisting of 22 pages, the book also contains delicate engraved figures.

Thousands of anti-smuggling operations are carried across Turkey every year to halt the illegal sale of historical objects and protect the country's rich cultural heritage.

Turkish security forces confiscated a 800-year old Hebrew book in an anti-trafficking operation in the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Wednesday, local officials said on Thursday. Four individuals were reportedly caught by the Turkish Gendarmerie's anti-smuggling teams while attempting to sell the book. The leather book is reportedly filled with Hebrew scripts and consists of 22 pages containing engraved figures. The book was placed under state protection, according to reports citing the Diyarbakir Governorship.

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