MURDER OF ETHNIC ARMENIAN WOMAN, AND SILENCE OF RELEVANT BODIES - AGOS PAPER'S EDITOR ON ATTACK OF ARMENIAN WOMENhttp://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
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.