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#1 Yervant1

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 Asbarez.com


84-Year-Old Armenian Woman Brutally Murdered in Istanbul



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The body of the murdered victim being moved from her apartment
ISTANBUL, Turkey—On Dec. 29, an 84-year-old Armenian woman was brutally murdered in Istanbul’s Koca Mustafa Pasha neighborhood, Turkish newspapers reported.
The woman, identified as Marissa Kuchuk (Küçük), lived alone. She was found dead by her daughter, Zadik Kuchuk, who was visiting her. She was stabbed seven times and her throat was slit. The perpetrator(s) carved a cross on her chest using a sharp object, according to some Turkish newspaper and TV reports.
An investigation is under way.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

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Astvats Hogin Lusavori...

84 tarekan...yerevi te ir hogin aveli lav teghum e kan ir marminn e yeghel ir kyanqi @enthatsqum..


turqeri metsamasnutyun@ mnum e turk..
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

Dear HyeForum Members.
I was very saddened , not because 84 Years Old Armenian Woman was killed by Turks , I grew over there, I am so feel bad. This killer(s) as Hrant Dink will never come to justice, case will be close unjustice Turkish justice. I am thinking what can we do about.

My Best Condalences To there surivaving relatives if there is .

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

The Armenian Genocide still continues in that so called secular and model country.


Funeral of Murdered Armenian Woman in Istanbul Evokes Memories of
Earlier Cover-Ups

http://www.armenianw...lier-cover-ups/
January 6, 2013


ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.) - The funeral of 84-year-old Marissa Kuchuk
(Küçük), who was brutally murdered in her apartment in Istanbul, was
held on Jan. 5, amid fears that violent acts against the country's
Christian minorities will continue being swept under the rug.



In recent years, there have been several attacks against Armenians in
Turkey. On April 24, 2011, Sevag Balikci was killed by a fellow
soldier.
Armenian Weekly columnist Ayse Gunaysu pointed to possible attempts
to silence the family of the victims. `Before the service, while
waiting in the Church yard, there was a heavy silence. The silence of
those who know but are unable to speak about what they know. The
family was asked not to talk to the `outsiders.''

`I noticed, thanks to my experience during the military dictatorship
years, that there were dozens of policemen in plainclothes inside and
around the church,' she told Armenian Weekly editor Khatchig Mouradian
in an interview.

Kuchuk's funeral mass was held at the Armenian Church in Samatya
(current name Mustafapasha), where hundreds had gathered to pay their
respects. `Both inside the church and the churchyard were full of
people of all ages,' said Gunaysu, who attended the funeral. `While
the coffin was being carried on the shoulders [of mourners], I saw
Marissa's daughter, hardly able to walk, held by the arms by two other
middle aged women.'

On Dec. 29, Marissa Kuchuk was stabbed seven times and her throat was
slit. The perpetrator(s) carved a cross on her chest using a sharp
object, according to some Turkish newspaper and TV reports.

Gunaysu, who is also an active member in the Istanbul branch of the
Human Rights Association, talked to the Armenian Weekly about the
necessity and at the same time the impossibility of protesting against
Kuchuk's murder, because that would leave the victim's family in a
difficult situation.

Gunaysu and others from the Human Rights Association had visited the
victim's family a few days earlier. `The funeral and the visit we paid
the family made me find myself lost in a suffocating feeling that we
can do absolutely nothing to help the family and their neighbors,
because whatever we would do to protest this murder would make them
feel even more uneasy,' she said.

`They know that they would be the ones who would pay for it in one way
or another, while our protest would provide us with the satisfaction
of having fulfilled our `duty,'' she added.

Gunaysu pointed to `an enormous abyss separating us from the family.
While we tried to defend human rights, they would be all alone in
their daily lives in a world of denial.'

In recent years, there have been several attacks against Armenians in
Turkey. Earlier in December, another Armenian woman was brutally
attacked and robbed. Months earlier, an Armenian woman was called an
infidel and attacked in a cab by the driver himself. On April 24,
2011, Sevag Balikci, an Armenian serving in the Turkish army, was
killed by a fellow soldier in what was a clear hate crime on the
commemoration day of the Armenian genocide. In January 2007,
Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered in broad daylight
in Istanbul.

According to human rights activists, the common thread that runs
through all these crimes is not just their being motivated by hate and
committed in an environment breeding intolerance against Armenians,
but also the efforts of the authorities to play them down and cover
them up.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

Դանակով կրծքին արված խաչ. Թուրքիայի հայերի Սբ Ծնունդը մթագնել է. Amnesty International 18:39 07.01.13 Հունվարի 6-ին Սբ Ծնունդը նշող Ստամբուլի հայ համայնքի գլխավերևում ստվեր է կախվել, ասվում է Amnesty International միջազգային իրավապաշտպան կազմակերպության կայքում զետեղված հայտարարության մեջ: Աղբյուրը հիշեցնում է, որ դեկտեմբերի 28-ին սպանվել էր ստամբուլահայ համայնքի ամենատարեց անդամը` 84-ամյա Մարից Քյուչուքը, ով դանակահարվել էր սեփական տանը: Կազմակերպությունը նշում է, որ առայժմ սպանության մանրամասները չեն հրապարակվում, սակայն ենթադրում է, որ սա, ըստ ամենայնի, ատելության հողի վրա իրականացված հանցագործություն է: Նման պնդման համար մասնավորապես հիմք է ծառայում Ակոսին զոհի որդու պատմածը, թե մոր կրծքին խաչ է արված եղել դանակով: Ակոսը հիշեցրել է, որ սա վերջերս հայերի դեմ իրականացված միակ հարձակումը չէ Թուրքիայում: Ի թիվս այլ դեպքերի հիշատակվում է նաև 2011-ի ապրիլի 24-ին սպանված հայազգի զինվոր Սևակ Բալիկչիի սպանությունը: Իր հերթին կազմակերպությունը Թուրքիայի իշխանություններին կոչ է անում հետամուտ լինել նման դեպքերի հետաքննությանը և պատասխանատվության ենթարկել մեղավորներին, ավելին անել` անհանդուրժողականության մշակույթից և ռազմատենչ ազգայնականությունից հրաժարվելու համար:

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CONCERNED WITH THE KILLING OF ARMENIAN WOMAN IN TURKEY

http://www.armradio....oman-in-turkey/
15:38 07.01.20130

Amnesty International human rights organization issued a statement
criticizing the violent murder of the 85-year-old Armenian woman
Maritsa Kuchuk in Turkey. She was beaten, stabbed and decapitated.

The Istanbul-based Armenian Agos weekly warns that this is not the
first case of violence against Armenians. Another woman was assaulted
and robbed in December. Amnesty International warns that last year
a taxi driver attacked the passenger only because the latter was
Armenian.

The international organization does not rule out that Sevak Balkci's
murder on April 24 in the army was due to religious issues and ethnic
intolerance.

The organization appeals to the Turkish authorities to eliminate
intolerance in the society in order to prevent such cases.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

MURDER OF ETHNIC ARMENIAN WOMAN, AND SILENCE OF RELEVANT BODIES - AGOS PAPER'S EDITOR ON ATTACK OF ARMENIAN WOMEN

http://www.tert.am/e...martitsa-kucuk/
11:38 ~U 09.01.13

The murder of 85-year-old ethnic Armenian woman in Turkey was presented
as a regular murder while the Armenian community in Turkey is rather
concerned as the details of the case have not been unveiled and the
relevant bodies have not spoken up, Istanbul-based Armenian-Turkish
Agos weekly's editor, Rober Koptas writes.

"The murder of Maritsa Kucuk, from the first glance could have
been viewed as a regular case in Turkey - breaking into a house,
slashing the throat and stealing some jewelry. The police have started
investigation. The family is in pain. This was the only information.

The journalists closed the topic and the officials continue keeping
silence," Koptas, ethnic Armenian, wrote.

The editor though reminds that it is the second attack on the ethnic
Armenian woman in Istanbul's Samatya district. "The recent case is
already the second case of the attack of ethnic Armenian woman in a
month and for a small number of people knowing about it the murder
of Maritsa Kucuk was quite alarming and the possible connection of
these two cases is terrifying.

The other woman was 87 years old resident of Samatya district. The
woman has lost the sight on one eye.

"Maritsa Kucuk's murder reminded all the Armenians living in Istanbul
the previous attack. During the same month, in the same district two
Armenian women were attacked, one of them murdered, the other losing
an eye. Besides, Kucuk's son who found the body of his mother said
a cross was made on her body with a knife," the Agos editor wrote,
adding that the son though earlier said probably it was not cross.

The incident raised a question among 50,000 Armenians living in
Istanbul whether the women were attacked because of their ethnic
belonging.

Rober Koptas has addressed few questions, saying that the Armenian
community is expecting to get answers to them. Among these questions
are whether there was a cross on Maritsa Kucuk's body, whether the
attacks on the two ethnic Armenian women are just a coincidence,
whether the robbery is the cause of the attack, and if so why the
attacks were so violent. The police told Kucuk family that the attack
was committed by amateurs and the arrest of the criminal is a matter
of minutes. Kopsar reminded that earlier an Armenian woman beaten
by a taxi driver applied to the police and the latter said that the
arrest of the taxi driver was a matter of minutes while 15 months
have passed and the person has not been arrested yet.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

Another day another Armenian killing in that cursed land!

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Armenian teacher brutally murdered in Istanbul


12:53 11.01.2013
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Posted ImageAn Armenian school teacher was brutally killed in Istanbul two weeks after the murder of another Armenian women, Haberturk informs.
Colleagues of Ilker Sahin, 40, not having any news from him, decided to visit him. Seeing the door closed they called the police. Entering the house the police officers found the body of the Armenian man with a slashed throat. They suppose that Sahin fought with the murderer or murderers for quite a long time. The police refuted the possibility of murder for robbery.
Sahin had been working at Aramian school for nine years.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

Armenian teacher killed in Kadikoy, Turkey


Armenian teacher of informatics Iker Shahin who worked at Aramyan-Unujyan school located in Kadikoy suburb of Istanbul, Turkey, was stubbed in his own apartment. His colleagues, having no news about him for 3 days, have had to go to his house as he was not replying to their phone-calls. They have called the police. The latter entering the house had found 40 years old Shahin dead.

According to Turkish Dogan news agency Shahin, who was stubbed by a sharp weapon, has been killed three days before. Sending congratulatory messages by phone was what he managed to do before being killed. Criminal case has been sewed. Investigation is being carried out. According to the preliminary version of the police the murder was committed for robbery purposes.

Earlier, another Armenian, 84 years old Maritsa Kyucuk, was severely killed in her own house in Turkey. She was stubbed in 8 places by knife.
Source: Panorama.am

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

Is it possible that this man was killed, merely working for Armenians?

TEACHER WORKING AT ISTANBUL ARMENIAN SCHOOL IS BRUTALLY KILLED

NEWS.AM
January 11, 2013 | 11:31

ISTANBUL. - Ilker Sahin, a teacher who was working at an Istanbul
Armenian school, was found murdered at his home.

Sahin's murder became apparent when his friends did not see him and
they were unable to contact him over the phone, Milliyet daily of
Turkey reports. Subsequently, his friends went to his home, but no
one answered the doorbell. So, they opened the door with a crowbar
and found Sahin's dead body, with a slit throat and drenched in blood.

Police officers and prosecutor's office representatives immediately
arrived to the scene of the crime.

It was found out that the teacher's last SMS text message was a
Christmas greetings to his friends.

It is yet unknown whether Ilker Sahin was Armenian or Turkish, but
it is noted that he was working as a teacher at Istanbul's Aramyan
Uncuyan Armenian school for eight years.




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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

It is yet unknown whether Ilker Sahin was Armenian or Turkish


it will not be hard at all for them to pin thin on anyone including Armenians, any tourist any working man is a target at this moment, case will be build and the accused killer will be practiced in flaying colors if his Armenia

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Ä°LKERSAHIN KILLED IN TURKEY IS NOT ARMENIAN

12:42, 11 January, 2013

YEREVAN, JANUARY 11, ARMENPRESS. Information of the Turkish media
regarding Ä°lker Å~^ahin's Armenian nationality, who was recently
murdered in Kadikoy district of Istanbul, Turkey, is a misinformation.

As reports "Armenpress" citing yerkirmedia.am, Aramyan School stated
that Ä°lker Å~^ahin was lecturing in the Armenian school, but she
was a Turk.

Ä°lker Å~^ahin, aged 40, was teaching for 9 years in Aramyan
school. She was killed just in her own house. Days long not hearing
any new from Å~^ahin, her relatives visited her apartment and got her
corpse. Her throat was cut. In accordance with the investigation's
preliminary version the assassination was committed during the
robbery. No further details on the murder have been revealed. The
investigation continues.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

NEW TENSION IN ARMENIA-TURKEY RELATIONS?
HAKOB BADALYAN

http://www.lragir.am...ents/view/28616
18:42 11/01/2013
Story from Lragir.am News:

The Haberturk reported the murder of Ilker Sahin, 40, an Armenian
teacher based in Istanbul. He was found in his house with a cut neck.

Police doubt the reason was the robbery. Most probably, he was
killed on ethnic grounds. This is the third in a series of assaults
on Armenians in the past few weeks. Earlier an Armenian woman of 80
was killed, and another Armenian woman was assaulted but her life
was saved.

What is happening in Turkey? Are these assaults the result of a surge
of chauvinism in Turkey or are these cases accidents which are not
related to one another, and the grounds of murders are not ethnic?

This question has not been answered yet. No individual or organization
has claimed responsibility for the murders to reveal the reasons for
chasing the Armenians.

Whatever is taking place, and if it is taking place on ethnic grounds
is not in Turkey's interests, especially now that the country is
facing serious problems and challenges, expects greater presence
of NATO in its territory to handle the Syrian developments, thus
hoping to protect its territory from Syrian gusts. At the same time,
the Kurdish issue is featuring the international agenda of analysts
which may be quickly transferred onto official agendas provided certain
scenarios are adopted, at least as a tool for pressure on Turkey.

Anti-Armenian expressions will be additional burden and weight on
Turkey and will not relieve the problems which the leadership of this
country must resolve.

This could be Ankara's nervous reaction. It might be trying to look
for those guilty, and the Armenians are a handy target. Ankara also
understands that the Armenian factor has a key importance in the
anti-Turkish toolkit, and even if the Armenians are "innocent",
Turkey may hit them to force others to retreat.

There is uncertainty for the time being but the anti-Armenian actions
in such a short period of time cause concerns. Fast and abrupt
prevention of a possible anti-Armenian surge or moods through legal
and political steps is an urgent step Ankara is advised to take,
and a delay may result in consequences which may come up slowly but
will be considerable.

After all, anti-Armenian actions ahead of the 100th anniversary of
the Genocide is not the best decision for Ankara, and even if it is a
desperate step to prevent the noticed or expected tendencies in the
process of the international recognition of the genocide, including
the agenda of contribution, this step will hardly help Ankara prevent
those tendencies.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Is it too difficult for the reporters to find out if Ilker Shahin is Armenian or a Turk? If Ilker is a she or a he? I guess nowadays with journalism report first and find out the details later. :(

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

TEACHER IN ISTANBUL ARMENIAN SCHOOL KILLED

http://www.todayszam...ool-killed.html
11 January 2013

The body of Ýlker Þahin, a teacher at an Armenian school in Ýstanbul
who was found dead in his home, is taken away in an ambulance. (Photo:
ÝHA)

A computer science teacher working for an Armenian school in Ýstanbul's
Kadýkoy district was killed on Friday.

Ýlker Þahin (40), a computer science teacher at Aramyan Uncuyan
Primary School, was found dead in his home.

Þahin was living alone in the district's Caferaða neighborhood,
and had not shown up at school since the Orthodox Christmas, which
is celebrated on Jan. 7. Worried about him, his friends broke down
his door and found him dead. His throat had been slit by a knife.

The Ýstanbul Police Department's homicide bureau determined during
their inspection at the scene of the incident that there were signs
of struggle.

Þahin's body was taken to the morgue of Goztepe Education and Research
Hospital after an examination by experts and a public prosecutor.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

Þahin's neighbors told the police that they do not think Þahin had
such serious problems with anybody that would lead to his murder. He
was a happy and easygoing man, they said.

Þahin divorced three years ago and has one daughter.

Initial reports also said that the police found bullets in Þahin's
body.

In the most recent two attacks against Armenians, an 87-year-old
Armenian woman in the Samatya neighborhood of Ýstanbul's Fatih district
was wounded by a burglar who broke into her apartment and stole her
jewelry along with some other valuable possessions in December. Again
in late December, an 84-year-old Armenian woman was murdered in her
apartment in Samatya. The act is believed to have been a hate crime
because a cross was carved into her chest with a sharp object.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

ARMENIAN TEACHER MURDERED IN ISTANBUL

http://www.bianet.or...red-in-istanbul

Ä°lker Å~^ahin (40), an elementary school teacher with Armenian origin,
was reported murdered in his apartment on Tuesday evening.

Ä°stanbul - BIA News Desk 11 January 2013, Friday

Ä°lker Å~^ahin (40), an IT teacher at one of Istanbul's Armenian
elementary schools, was found dead in his apartment with his throat
cut on Tuesday evening.

This mornings, the body was discovered by Å~^ahin's co-workers who
had become concerned about his whereabouts. "He had been living alone
in the apartment and could not be reached by telephone for the past
three days," a co-worker said.

The victim resided in Istanbul's Kadikoy district and had a daughter.

The murder took place in victim's apartment in Sivastopol Street,
Caferaga, with traces of blood stains and a long struggle for survival.

"The victim sent a mass text celebrating a merry Christmas," the
police reported.

3 previous incidents on Armenians last month

* On December 28, Maritsa Kucuk (84) was found stabbed to death in
her Samatya apartment where she was living alone for years.

* In early December, another woman (87) with Armenian descendant was
found battered in her Samatya apartment. She was hospitalized for
two week and lost vision in one of her eyes.

* On January 6, the Apostolic Christmas, another woman with Armenian
origin was saved from 3 individuals who attempted to kidnap her. While
the suspects have not be caught, locals said the suspects tried to
deceive the victim over a payment issues. (NV)

* This article has been compiled from agos.com.tr

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Turkish teacher at Armenian school found murdered in his home
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News

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    An elementary school teacher who taught computer lessons at an Armenian school in Istanbul’s Asian district of Kadıköy was found murdered in his home today.

    Friends discovered 40-year-old İlker Şahin dead in his apartment with his throat slit after they came searching for him when he did not show up for work three days in a row since the Orthodox Christmas, which is celebrated on Jan. 7.

    Administrators at the private Aramyan Uncuyan Elementary School said Şahin was not an Armenian and they did not consider the murder a “hate crime.”

    “He was a great person, always gentle and kind. He was suffering from economic difficulties, this is what he would complain about,” a school manager told the Hürriyet Daily News today in a phone interview.

    Şahin had been working for 12 years at the school, whose teaching staff consists of teachers of both Turkish and Armenian origin.

    Classroom teachers are Armenian but in-field teachers can be Turkish or Armenian, outside of Turkish language and introduction to social studies classes, according to administrators, who noted that there was no threat against their school and that the incident has not been considered a threat against them.

    Şahin’s body was taken to the morgue of the Göztepe Education and Research Hospital for an autopsy.

    No further details on the murder have been revealed and an investigation continues into the matter.
    January/11/2013

     


    Edited by Yervant1, 12 January 2013 - 11:41 AM.


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    Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

    GAmavor@ mi ban er asum e ?? chem hishum vonch er asum

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    Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

    Echoes of Genocide: Who's hunting Armenians in Istanbul?

    January 12, 2013 - 15:07 AMT


    PanARMENIAN.Net - A computer science teacher working for an Armenian
    school in Ä°stanbul's Kadıköy district was killed on Friday, January
    11, Today's Zaman reported.

    Ä°lker Å?ahin (40), a computer science teacher at Aramyan Uncuyan
    Primary School, was found dead in his home.

    Å?ahin was living alone in the district's CaferaÄ?a neighborhood, and
    had not shown up at school since the Orthodox Christmas, which is
    celebrated on Jan. 7. Worried about him, his friends broke down his
    door and found him dead. His throat had been slit by a knife.

    The Ä°stanbul Police Department's homicide bureau determined during
    their inspection at the scene of the incident that there were signs of
    struggle.

    Å?ahin's body was taken to the morgue of Göztepe Education and Research
    Hospital after an examination by experts and a public prosecutor.

    Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

    Å?ahin's neighbors told the police that they do not think Å?ahin had
    such serious problems with anybody that would lead to his murder. He
    was a happy and easygoing man, they said.

    Å?ahin divorced three years ago and has one daughter.

    Initial reports also said that the police found bullets in Å?ahin's body.

    In the most recent two attacks against Armenians, an 87-year-old
    Armenian woman in the Samatya neighborhood of Ä°stanbul's Fatih
    district was wounded by a burglar who broke into her apartment and
    stole her jewelry along with some other valuable possessions in
    December. Again in late December, an 84-year-old Armenian woman was
    murdered in her apartment in Samatya. The act is believed to have been
    a hate crime because a cross was carved into her chest with a sharp
    object.

    Edited by Yervant1, 13 January 2013 - 11:13 AM.


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    Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

    Computer Teacher at Armenian School Murdered in Istanbul

    http://hetq.am/eng/n...n-istanbul.html
    15:57, January 12, 2013

    On the morning January 11, �°lker ��ahin (40), a computer-subject
    teacher at one ofIstanbul's Armenian elementary schools, was found
    dead in his apartment with his throat cut.

    The body was discovered by Ã?Â?ahin's co-workers who had become
    concerned about his whereabouts. "He had been living alone in the
    apartment and could not be reached by telephone for the past three
    days," a co-worker said according to Bianet News.

    The victim resided inIstanbul's Kadikoy district and had a daughter.

    This is the fourth incident within the past month in which Armenians
    have been attacked.

    On December 28, Maritsa Küçük (84) was found stabbed to death in her
    Samatya apartment where she was living alone for years.

    In early December, another woman (87) with Armenian descendant was
    found battered in her Samatya apartment. She was hospitalized for two
    week and lost vision in one of her eyes.

    On January 6, Armenian Apostolic Christmas, another woman of Armenian
    origin was saved from 3 individuals who attempted to kidnap her. While
    the suspects have not be caught, locals said the suspects tried to
    deceive the victim over a payment issue.




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