BREAKING: Kamp Armen Attacked; Two Activists Beaten

Nor Zartonk movement activist at Kamp Armen on Thursday
Nor Zartonk movement activist at Kamp Armen on Thursday

Nor Zartonk movement activist at Kamp Armen on Thursday

ISTANBUL—Kamp Armen, where the Nor Zartonk movement has been staging sit-ins for the past 100 days to prevent the authorities from tearing down the Armenian site, was attacked on Thursday evening, according to a post on the group’s official Facebook page.

According to the post, which is n Turkish, at 11:30 p.m. local time, two cars approached the entrance of the camp and proceeded to beat the Nor Zartonk volunteers who are keeping an overnight guard at the facility with sticks. The post said that two people were beaten, but the attack was repelled.

Calling the attack a “manifestation of genocidal mentality,” the Nor Zartonk movement said the incident has not broken the group’s resolve to continue their campaign to Save Kamp Armen.

“We call on the public to continue with the same resolve. We invite the community to continue to support the Save Kamp Armen movement,” said the group’s Facebook post.


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  1. Aram said:

    Be careful, the Turks will send Isis there and said they had nothing to do with it.

  2. Serop said:

    They exterminate our people from our ancient homeland, then they enact laws to steal all of our properties
    Then they give us a few properties out of thousands confiscated and stolen
    Then they attack us again for wanting what is ours and was stolen from us.
    The only nation in the world that this can happen is Turkey, the same nation that funds, supports isil terror groups and pretends they are fighting isil while bombing Kurds who are the ones fighting the Turkish funded and supported terror groups in Iraq & Syria
    Turkey a nation whose foundations are built on a fabricated history and the blood soacked properties and lands of 3.5M Christians of Anatolia and Armenian highlanmds.

  3. Raffi said:

    Erdogan is to blame, his Genocidal menatality continues not only withthe Armenians also with the Kurds, the recent bombings confirms his Genocidal DNA which is in his blood

  4. Tsoghig said:

    It is so disheartening that our history is intertwined with our vile enemy’s history. I would like to ask every Armenian living in Turkey to leave, but that is our historic lands and the minute the last Armenian leaves, every remnant of anything Armenian will be bulldozed, razed and burned to the ground. These BRAVE Armenians are an inspiration to the rest of us who are far from the enemy.