Turkey returns legal ownership of property to Syriac minority
As a result, the title deeds of the monastery, church, and cemeteries belonging to the Foundation of the Monastery of Mor Gabriel were handed to the Turkish state treasury.
“Today, monasteries, churches, and the cemetery lands of the Syriac community have been transferred to the foundation. This arrangement, which resolves the property dispute, is of great importance,” Ergün said.
Last July, Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Çavuşoğlu pledged to return the “mistakenly” transferred lands and the cemetery amid confusion following the administrative change.