Mother See May Sue Turkey for Lands


ECHMIADZIN (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin may present a legal claim demanding that Turkey return the property confiscated from the church during the years of the Armenian Genocide, Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, told the Voice of America in an interview this week.

“An instruction has been given and this matter is being studied to reveal the relevant documents. The study of archives, revelation of archival documents and presentation of grounded legal claims, with respective legal formulations, to the Turkish authorities require huge efforts,” Catholicos Karekin II said.

Last month, Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia filed suit against the government of Turkey to recover its original lands in what was once the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia and is now in Turkey.


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