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#1 MosJan

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 02:51 AM

No Armenian Prayers in Kars
IMAM OF KARS DOES NOT ALLOW ARMENIAN TOURISTS TO LIGHT CANDLES IN CHURCH TURNED INTO MOSQUE

KARS, AUGUST 15, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. A number of Turkish
newspapers ("Hurriet", "Milliet" and some others) reported on August
15 that the imam of the city of Kars did not allow a group of tourists
from Armenia to light candles and hold a religious ceremony at the
Church of Twelve Apostles turned into a mosque. The Armenian Apostolic
Church was turned into a mosque in 1998 and called Qumpet Chamii. Imam
Mehmed Altun prohibited the Armenian tourists from lighting candles or
singing in the former church. According to the imam, such ceremonies
are not allowed in a mosque, the newapaper "Marmara" wrote. Later the
tourists intended to light candles in the garden of the former church,
but this time some locals intervened, preventing them from doing
so. The Armenian tourists had to interrupt their ceremony and leave.
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#2 Takoush

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 04:09 AM

QUOTE (MosJan @ Sep 13 2005, 03:51 AM)
No Armenian Prayers in Kars
IMAM OF KARS DOES NOT ALLOW ARMENIAN TOURISTS TO LIGHT CANDLES IN CHURCH TURNED INTO MOSQUE

KARS, AUGUST 15, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. A number of Turkish
newspapers ("Hurriet", "Milliet" and some others) reported on August
15 that the imam of the city of Kars did not allow a group of tourists
from Armenia to light candles and hold a religious ceremony at the
Church of Twelve Apostles turned into a mosque. The Armenian Apostolic
Church was turned into a mosque in 1998 and called Qumpet Chamii. Imam
Mehmed Altun prohibited the Armenian tourists from lighting candles or
singing in the former church. According to the imam, such ceremonies
are not allowed in a mosque, the newapaper "Marmara" wrote. Later the
tourists intended to light candles in the garden of the former church,
but this time some locals intervened, preventing them from doing
so. The Armenian tourists had to interrupt their ceremony and leave.
http://www.cilicia.c...o_life-log.html


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IT'S A SHEER SHAME TO OUR CHURCH AND TO OUR BELOVED KARS.

Շատ մեղք մեր Սուրբ Լուսաորիչ Եկեղեցիին ու կրկին մեղք մեր սիրելի Կարսին.

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#3 Nakharar

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 04:25 AM

That place is a mosque? blink.gif

The minaret doesn't appear adjacent to the church. Most likely belongs to another mosque. I mean a real one. dry.gif

Maybe we should thank them for not tearing it down. They easily could have done that and probably is very tempting for them too. I won't be surprised if that happens. Who is there to stop them?




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