ISTANBUL — Another Armenian church in Istanbul, Turkey, has been vandalized with anti-Armenian graffiti, the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople said on Facebook.

Unknown perpetrators have spray painted hate graffiti in English and Arabic on the exterior wall of the Surp Hreshdagabet Armenian Church in the neighborhood of Balat.

The local council members reported Archbishop Aram Ateshian on the case of vandalism. The council also informed the security authorities on the incident.

This is not the first incident, in which Armenian institutions have been the target of graffiti and vandalism in Istanbul in recent years.

Recently, the walls of the Armenian Surb Astvatsatsin Church in Istanbul’s Zeinlink district were vandalized with hate graffiti.

In April 2018 photos of graffiti reading “This homeland is ours” spray-painted on the exterior wall of the Armenian Surp Takavor Church and a pile of trash dumped in front of the church’s door began circulating on social media and various Turkish news outlets.

In 2016, the exterior walls of the Bomonti Mkhitarian Armenian School of Istanbul were vandalized with anti-Armenian graffiti reading “One night, we suddenly will be in Karabakh.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Pope Francis Meets with Newly Elected Armenian Catholic Patriarch

THE VATICAN — Pope Francis met Friday with the newly elected patriarch…

Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State Received Estate Gift from the Late Ralph Shabazian

FRESNO — When the late Ralph Shabazian learned about the Armenian Studies…

Against Backdrop of Baku’s Ongoing Blockade of Lachin Corridor, Senator Menendez Blasts Commerce Plans to Permit Export of Lethal Weapons to Azerbaijan

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations…

MFA: ECHR Decision is a Ruling Against Azerbaijan’s Policy of Armenophobia

YEREVAN — On May 26, the European Court of Human Rights ruled…