YEREVAN (Armenpress) — An 18th-century Armenian cemetery in historically Armenian Mush city is being ruined, ”Armenpress” reports, quoting ermenihaber.am website.

According to information by Turkish “Haberler.com” news website, an investigation was conducted in this area after receiving information about it from social networks.

Chairman of the Union of Armenians in Sasun Aziz Dagcin appealed to the Court of First Instance of Mush with the complaint that the Armenian cemetery is being desecrated. A judicial commission conducted an investigation based on the appeal and found that treasure-hunters have conducted digging works in several parts.

After the investigation Aziz Dagcin issued a statement, mentioning that in the searches of treasury Armenian tombs were digged and the bones of the deceased were thrown in different directions. The Chairman of the Union reminded that the cemetery is a shared value and is important for both the Armenian community and the Republic of Turkey.

Dagcin informed that he has submitted a request to the Turkish ministry of culture and tourism for the restoration of the cemetery.

“I demand to cease digging our tombs, because there is nothing else there but the bones of our deceased ancestors, as we bury our deceased wrapped with only sheets. You cannot find there any material value there. The same goes for our monasteries. They must stop ruining them”, he mentioned.

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