An Armenian Church was Put up for Sale in Sebastia

  • by Western Armenia, April 02, 2024 in Culture
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Recently, an  Armenian Church of Saint Astvatsatsin of Hafik province in Sebastia, was put up for sale.

In connection with that incident, George Aslan, MP from Mardin of People's Equality and Democracy Party, sent a request to the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Mehmet Nuri Erso.

The website of "Akos" weekly newspaper reports about it.

It is stated in the message:

“Do you have information about the sale of the church through the Internet, which was reflected in the press?"

- Is the assumption correct that the property right of the aforementioned church belongs to an ordinary person? If it is true, so  how and under what conditions was the certificate of ownership of the church given to a person?

- How many churches and monasteries are there, the property rights of which belong to your ministry? What is the number of churches and monasteries that people passed on or put up for sale during the period of AKP's rule?

- How many churches and monasteries are there, the property rights of which belong to your ministry?

- Are you doing anything in the direction of prohibiting sales of churches, monasteries and other religious institutions by  individuals?

Are any operations being done or will they be done against the owners of churches and monasteries whose property rights have been given to individuals, in order to return those religious institutions?