Armenians claim roots in Diyarbakır

The Surp Giragos Church was blessed on Oct. 22 in accordance with the traditions of the Apostolic Armenian Church. DHA photo

VERCİHAN ZİFLİOĞLU DİYARBAKIR – Hürriyet Daily News 23/10/2011 A group of Armenians, raised as Sunni Muslims, will be baptized today as Armenian Orthodox christians at the historic St. Giragos (Surp Giragos) Armenian Church in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır. The church, which was reopened on Oct. 22 following two years of restoration work, will host the baptism ceremony for ...

Slain Turkish-Armenian bride laid to rest in Istanbul

14/12/2010 VERCİHAN ZİFLİOĞLU ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News A Turkish-Armenian newlywed who was allegedly shot and killed by her brother for marrying a Muslim man without the family’s approval was laid to rest at Istanbul’s Surp Kevork Armenian Church on Tuesday. Soney Vural, 26, and her new husband Zekeriya Vural, 29, were both shot to death in their car ...