Armenian Tombstones Used as Sewer Caps in Tekirdag


ISTANBUL (Today’s Zaman) —  The Tekirdag Waterworks Authority (TESKI) has discovered that Armenian tombstones have been used to cap sewers in Malkara, according to a report published on Friday by the Turkish-Armenian weekly newspaper Agos.

TESKI employees made the discovery while carrying out excavations as part of repair work along Zülfikaraga Street in the city’s Hacievhat neighborhood.

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.


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