During an antique store raid in Istanbul on Sep. 8, Turkish police confiscated items that are believed to belong to Şehzade Mustafa, who was an Ottoman prince and the son of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, Demirören news agency reported.
Officers found items dating back to the late 16th century including, but not limited to, two framed empire orders, handwritten notes and a silver dip pen which they believe belong to the prince.
Other items confiscated from the antique store included chandeliers, ceramics, cups and bejeweled cutlery.
Owners of the antique store were prosecuted under Law 2863 for the protection of cultural and natural heritage.
Şehzade Mustafa was the heir apparent to the Ottoman throne and an immensely popular prince among the army and the populace prior to his execution, by the order of his father Suleiman the Magnificent.