“They don't leave our dead alone even in the grave. This brutal behavior is a great insult to our religion and culture. »
On June 29, the Christians of Yemişli, a village in the Turkish province of Mardin, wanted to meet on the occasion of the commemorations of the liturgical memory of Peter and Paul. But when they arrived at the cemetery, they discovered the desecration of the latter.
According to Assyrian International News Agency, tombs at least 1000 years old belonging to Assyrians were destroyed, the bones they contained were scattered.
The inhabitants of the district condemned "this barbaric act". “They don't leave our dead alone even in the grave”, they denounced before adding, “this brutal behavior is a great insult to our religion and culture”.
The desecration was reported to the police.