Turkish police and media say police have recovered an oil painting that looks like a Picasso in a sting operation in Istanbul.
The state-run Anadolu Agency said Saturday that police posed as buyers for the painting, detaining two suspects who tried to sell it for $8 million.
Anadolu said the painting, which shows an abstract nude female figure brushing her hair, is an authentic work by Pablo Picasso stolen from a woman in New York. But a statement from Istanbul police said the painting hasn't been authenticated yet. The painting must still be sent to Istanbul's Mimar Sinan University to be examined, Anadolu reported.