Armenian woman assaulted
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsAn elderly Armenian woman was attacked in Istanbul’s Samatya district on Jan. 22, while another attack was organized against the Hagio Paraskevi Greek Church in the city’s Kazlıçeşme neighborhood.
The church reportedly did not suffer any material damage, while the Patriarchate has yet to issue a statement on the matter.
Speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News, Arsen Arşık, who is an acquaintance of the assaulted woman Sultan Aykar, said the assailant was a man in his thirties. According to Arşık, the man attacked the 84-year-old woman at around 18.00 p.m. on Marmara Street, and said “her eye was severely damaged and she then underwent surgery.”
On Dec. 28, 2012, Marissa Küçük, another Armenian woman, was stabbed seven times before having her throat slit at her home in Samatya. Apart from that, two attacks have been carried out in the past month against two Armenian women in Samatya and Bakırköy as well.