Thieves who stole several historical artifacts from Topkapi Palace in June apparently left them Wednesday at the entrance of an Istanbul mosque with a note asking that they be returned to the &to=http://english.pravda.ru/printed.html?news_id=16465' target=_blank>Istanbul museum, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
The items were stolen over the summer when thieves broke a small window of a depot housing mostly damaged items at the museum.
"We present the pieces we took with nothing missing ... please deliver these pieces to their place," television station CNN-Turk quoted the note as saying. The items were placed in two bags inside a mosque in the district of Fatih.
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