Turkey MP wants probe into Istanbul pogroms of Greeks, Armenians

Turkey MP wants probe into Istanbul pogroms of Greeks, Armenians

PanARMENIAN.Net - A Turkish lawmaker of Armenian descent from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Garo Paylan has called for an investigation into the pogroms of September 6/7 against the Greeks and Armenians in 1955, Ermenihaber reports.

Besides the Armenians and Greeks, Jews were also slaughtered and looted in those days in Istanbul.

Paylan made a similar suggestion in 2018 but then President of the Turkish Parliament Binali Yildirim sent it back.

The Armenian lawmaker is now proposing to create a committee, identify and punish those behind the attacks and provide compensation to the victims.

"According to official information, 73 churches, 8 Greek spiritual centers, two monasteries were destroyed, vandalized and plundered,” Paylan said in a statement.

"New evidence suggests that 60 women were subjected to sexual violence , many people were killed."

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