Turks Burn Greek Church Kill Official

ISTANBUL (Marmara)–Sabah newspaper reported a fire at Sultanhamed’s Greek Ayazma Church which occurred a day earlier. Sabah confirmed that the fire was an act of arson committed by burglars who stole from the church a handwritten Bible and two holy pictures.

Prior reports had claimed an electrical shortage as the cause for the fire.

Noticing that Vasili Havalapoulos saw them–the burglars killed the official and disposed of his body in a 10 meter well. Police investigators noticed a smoke box floating in the well and requested a search of the well. Autopsy reports indicate that an elederly church official died from a blow to his head.

Sabah reported that the incident ignited major fervor in Greece–where President Dimitris Repas stated that Greece is seriously resents the incident.

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