Turkish warplanes have bombed and evidently badly damaged the Iron Age temple of Ain Dara in Northern Syria as part of their campaign against Kurdish separatists.
Far from expressing outrage, the major archaeological lobbying groups including the AIA, ASOR and the Antiquities Coalition have remained silent.
But why? A cynic might think these groups are more concerned about angering the Turkish government than in maintaining a consistent message.
After all, the Turkish Government offers archaeologists associated with these groups valuable excavation permits for archaeological sites within the country.