Jewish Cemetery vandalized in Istanbul
Jewish Community expressed dismay over vandalism at a cemetery in Istanbul, Turkish Chief Rabbinate Foundation said.
“Our Haskoy Cemetery has been offended and 36 of our graves were vandalized at nighttime. We have reported the issue along with pictures and recordings to relevant authorities and expect them to find and arrest the perpetrators as soon as possible,” said the foundation in a tweet where it mentioned the twitter accounts of Interior Ministry and Istanbul Governorate.
Hasköy Mezarlığımıza gece yarısı girilmiş, 36 tane mezar taşımız tahrip edilmiştir.— Türk Yahudi Toplumu (@tyahuditoplumu) July 15, 2022
Konu tüm resim ve gece kayıtları ile ilgili makamlara iletilmiş olup, bu vandalizmi yapanların bir an evvel yakalanmasını beklemekteyiz.@TC_icisleri @TC_istanbul pic.twitter.com/8vapMNW6o8
The photos showed the headstones overturned, the marbles broken in a latest show of hatred against the non muslim communities of Turkey.
Two weeks ago, thugs attacked and desecrated two 1000 years old Assyrian chapels in southeastern Mardin.