Armenian Tombstones Used As Sewer Caps in Turkish Town
ISTANBUL (Today’s Zaman)—The Tekirdag Waterworks Authority (TESKI) has discovered that Armenian tombstones have been used to cap sewers in town of Malkara, 190 kilometers west of Istanbul, 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 Zulfikaraga 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.