Archive for February 6th, 2012


Malatya Municipality destroyed Armenian cemetery chapel because it had hut for guard against its destruction?

On 3rd February 2012, Malatya Municipality ‘damaged’ an Armenian cemetery. In fact, it ‘accidentally [yanlışlıkla]’ bulldozed the cemetery chapel. According to the head of the chapel’s funders (1), Hosrof Köletavitoğlu, the Municipality wrecked the chapel just when the builders were ‘about to finish it’.

Remarkably, Malatya Mayor Ahmet Çakır’s excuse was that the Municipality ‘only [sadece]’ wanted the earthmovers to demolish the guard hut (which was built to protect the chapel from damage or destruction).

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