Armenian Church may claim the return of property confiscated by Turkey – Video

The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin may also file a legal claim, demanding that Turkey return the property confiscated from the church during the years of the Armenian Genocide, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, told the in an interview.

“An instruction has been given and this matter is being studied to reveal the relevant documents. This process requires great efforts to reveal the archive documents and prepare a well-grounded legal package,” he said.

“We believe that Turkey has no alternative to facing its history, recognizing and condemning the Armenian genocide and restoring justice towards our people,” the Catholicos said in the interview.

His Holoness said the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide victims in Turkey was a positive step.

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS