Armenian author says gunmen attack church in İstanbul

Garo Paylan, an Armenian intellectual, wrote in his Twitter feed on Sunday that gunmen attacked the church but no one was injured. He said the fear prevailed among the church attendants.

Armenian author says gunmen attack church in İstanbul
World Bulletin / News Desk

Unidentified assailants have fired on people celebrating Easter in an Armenian church in İstanbul's Kumkapı neighborhood.

Garo Paylan, an Armenian intellectual, wrote in his Twitter feed on Sunday that gunmen attacked the church but no one was injured. He said the fear prevailed among the church attendants.

In his second tweet, he said an ultra-nationalist group also burned the Armenian weekly newspaper Agos in border province of Iğdır on Saturday.

Recently, the ultra-right group International Association to Fight Unfounded Armenian Allegations (ASİM-DER) was active in the social media, targeting Armenian agencies, schools, churches, foundations and individuals in Turkey as part of an anti-Armenian hate campaign.

Last Mod: 05 Mayıs 2013, 16:43
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