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21.8.15

Armenian Tombstones Used As Sewer Caps in the Turkish Town of Malkara

The Tekirdag Waterworks Authority (TESKI) has discovered that Armenian tombstones have been used to cap sewers in the town of Malkara, 190 kilometers west of Istanbul, according to a report published by the Turkish Armenian weekly newspaper Agos.


TESKI employees made the discovery while carrying out excavations as part of repair work along Zulfikaraga Street in the neighborhood of Hacievhat. The workers found seven tombstones at the site and informed the municipality.
According to the report, Malkara Mayor Ulas Yurdakul has acknowledged the findings, and the tombstones have been given to the Tekirdag Archeology Museum for inspection and preservation.
The Armenian population of Malkara, like the rest of the area of Eastern Thrace, was deported in 1915.

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