Racist graffiti inscribed on Kadıköy church wall

Racist graffiti inscribed on Kadıköy church wall

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Racist graffiti inscribed on Kadıköy church wall

Racist graffiti has been written on the wall of the Armenian Surp Takavor Church in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district, weekly newspaper Agos has reported.

Graffiti reading “This homeland is ours” was inscribed on the wall and a pile of trash was also dumped in front of the church’s door.

Upon examination of CCTV footage, church officials found that a person who had come to the church a day before the incident during a religious service had exhibited suspicious behavior was responsible for the graffiti and trash.

The CCTV records have been handed over to the police and an investigation has been launched, Agos reported.

Kadıköy Municipality condemned what it described as a “racist attack” in a Twitter post, saying the necessary work has been initiated to clear the writing and remove the trash.

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