Գևորգ Ավետիքյան (kevork) wrote,
Գևորգ Ավետիքյան
kevork

Take your time to read about my beloved neighbors...

Restoring... I'd say Destroying the Church
Some motherTurking.. (ops, I meant the other word) officials in Ankara decided to restore a medieval Armenian Church in Western Armenia (Van Lake, Turkey). Sounds perfect! but hey!!!


...They call it Akdamar, which, as anything else that the Turks do (especially when things are referred to Armenians) is incorrect... Some info about it could be found at http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/akdamar including a number of pictures from the Church... now the funny.. I would say: SAD thing is the fact that the real name of this church is "Sourp Khach" (= Holy Cross) and ironically, the Turkish "kind and perfect" government has refused to place a cross on the church after reopening.

The church is no more a church but just a museum. Same thing (well almost same thing) happened to what's known as Ayya Sofia today... a fine Christian masterpiece of architecture became a mosque. Hell no, I am not against building mosques but just as long as they are not former Churches... Ya know, that happened centuries ago. I thought for a moment: "Man, true, the Turks were nothing more than warriors and barbarians centuries ago, but they are different now.. hey! they are almost European; as a matter of fact, it wont take that long for them to become an EU member nation"...


Going to EU? No problem. But just wash your hands, take care of your "hygiene" problems (crap! there is some blood on your cloths) and then you are welcome!

Fuck no! Things that were done "yesterday" are repeated today and I am afraid they WILL be the same tomorrow... Here comes an idea... Everyone repeats that they are sick and tired to hear how Armenians keep talking shit about their kind neighbors,"you keep looking back", "you never forget things that are too old, today is a different situation".. Sometimes I thought they might be right. nope! come on! Does it take a tonn of knowledge, understanding and intelligence to understand and to see things that are obvious! things that just say:
"Turkey is Turkey, no matter when"...

I am so sorry I cant write more... I just thing no one would even read this, otherwise I'd take my time and steal your time to type in here all that I think and feel. For a hundred times I have tried to think as an "open-minded" person, not to generalise things etc.. not to say anything against a whole nation, but wait! what do you suggest? should we blame and hate the Turkish Government, fucking genius Ataturk ...only the Government? where does the Government come from? Who becomes a Government official?... is he NOT a Turk or is that just a bad chance that only "true" turks (as they are pictured by the the Armenian, Bulgarian and Greek people) become the leaders of this "perfect, kind, nice, good" country... which has only one freedom- the Freedom of destroying, killing and hating anything that does not have "turk" in there. Pretty much like what the Americans do...these ones were just smart enough to put some white and blue color next to the Red symbol of Indian (North American) or Iraqi blood.

...and their blood-coloured (other nations put the color of their people's blood... I guess this is the only time when turks honestly introduced themselves and colored their flag fully Red... as a symbol of Greek, Armenian, Kurdish, Arabic,Slavonic blood)

Again, I CAN NOT talk about Iran where Armenian Churches are protected by the... yeah! the ISLAMIC (some call this "radical") government of Iran. Churches do have crosses, medieval churches are being restored but not redesigned...
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