It was revealed during the construction of a highway in Siirt Province’s Eruh District in Turkey that the highway lays through the territory of an Armenian cemetery, Turkish news agency Dogan reported.
Bones from about 100 graves have come up to the surface of the ground as a result of the construction works. Local villagers collected them and put them back into the graves as far as possible.
One of the residents of Kayabogaz village said to Dogan, “Some of the bones are still on the surface of the ground. Part of the graves have remained open. We know that it is an Armenian cemetery and there is an Armenian church on the hill above it. Armenians lived here years ago. But no one lives there now.”
The villagers complained that it is about a month that the Turkish authorities have been ignoring this problem.