Reports about killing of young Kessab Armenian confirmed
Deputy chairman of the Social Democrat Hunchakian Party (SDHP) Armenia office, Syrian Armenian Vazgen Mesropyan told Panorama.am that he was informed about it by a source in Vakif village of Turkey. Kevork Jourian’s father is in Vakif along with other elderly Armenians from Kessab, he said.
According to Mesropyan, the rebels took him for a Syrian army soldier and killed him.
19 Kessab Armenians and 2 Aleppo Armenians are being held in the Armenian church of Vakif. Negotiations are underway to take them out of Turkey’s territory, he said.
“The Turkish government said that they will not allow to take them out until after April 24. Their goal is to show the world that they assist Armenians,” Mesropyan said.
He also said that of 7 missing Armenians of Kessab, 3 have been found. Their names are Tsovig Manjigian, Sam Poladian and Luder Trtrian. These elderly people did not want to leave their homes.