The policemen not only attacked the ancient church, but also stole certain historic items, Akunq.net reports.
President of the Armenian Association of Mesopotamia Arat Karagozyan said the Armenian community plans on filing a lawsuit with the court. According to him, the damage inflicted amounts to 300,000 Turkish liras.
“The police entered the church, breaking its historic doors. The large attack on the church is apparent. Six large historic faience pictures and a number of carved stones were stolen,” he said.
Earlier, St. Giragos suffered damages during clashes between Turkish police forces and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militia.