Turkish Armenians concerned over fate of ancestral sites

10.02.12 In Malatya, Turkey, the recent demolition of a “Final Prayer” chapel at an Armenian cemetery has spurred Armenian-Turks into action about other at-risk sites all around the country. “We used to have graves that are thousands of years old across Anatolia, but they were either paved over with roads or new buildings were erected on ...

Malatya Municipality demolishes Armenian place of worship

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TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL 3/2/2012 Officials from the Malatya Municipality have demolished three buildings, including a place of worship that was under renovation, located inside an Armenian cemetery even though the Malatya governor and mayor gave permission. A residence for the watchman, a room to bathe the bodies of the dead and a place of worship were pulled down ...