Istanbul - A 1 200-year-old Bible was found during an anti-smuggling operation in south-eastern Turkey, the governor's office said Tuesday.
Three suspects were nabbed while trying to sell the ancient book on Monday in the city of Kayapinar, the Diyarbakir governor's office said in a statement.
The Bible has a total of 34 pages embossed with gold.
Six suspects have been taken into custody, the governor's office said but failed to provide further details.
The Anatolian heartland is home to numerous holy sites revered by Christians and Turkish authorities have recently been clamping down on the attempted smuggling of ancient artefacts.