Killed ambassador remembered in Vatican embassy
Turkey’s Vatican Embassy on June 13 held a commemoration ceremony for Taha Carım, a Turkish ambassador to Vatican who was killed in 1977 by the Armenian terror group “Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide” (JCAG).
Turkey’s current ambassador to the Vatican, Lütfullah Göktaş, said during the ceremony that “terror cannot be legitimized under any condition.”
“We have come together here to condemn every kind of terrorism. No progress can be made with terror, hate and violence. A treatment of heroism towards terrorists cannot be undertaken. We have to struggle all together against terror,” Göktaş said at the ceremony.
“Carım was married and a father of two. He was our ambassador to Vatican. He was martyred at the age of 63 as he was going home in Rome,” he also said.
On June 9, 1977, Carım was shot dead with automatic weapons by the JCAG after he got out of his car.
The attack was just one of the assassinations of Turkish diplomats and family members around the world by the JCAG.
The group was active from 1975 to 1987.