Tensions are high among Turkey’s oldest indigenous community over fears that a recent land grab by the government could lead to its cultural extinction.
Jew News -Turkish authorities recently seized about 50 properties – monasteries, cemeteries and churches – that belonged to the Syriac Orthodox Church, claiming the ownership deeds had lapsed.
“We went to sleep one night, and we woke up the next morning to see what was ours the night before no longer belonged to us,” Kuryakos Ergun, chairman of the Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation, said to Fox News. Turkey’s Christians “have never gone through as difficult of a legal period as they are now.”
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Church and community leaders in the southeastern region known as Tur Abdin, which translates to “The Mountain of the Servants of God,” say that among the properties seized were two functioning monasteries built some 1,500 years ago and that their loss will be a crushing blow their culture’s survival.
“Our churches and monasteries are what root Syriacs in these lands; our existence relies on them,” Ergun said to Al-Monitor. “They are our history and what sustains our culture.”
“While the country should be protecting this heritage, we instead see our culture is at risk.”
Officials in both Turkey’s embassy in Washington and New York City consulate refused to comment on the matter.
Mor Gabriel – one of the world’s oldest working monasteries since it was started in the fifth century – filed an appeal against the confiscations, but it was rejected in May by a governmental commission tasked with liquidating the seized assets.
Source: Jew News
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