Friday, August 21, 2009

Turkish Barbaritry On Cyprus Here Are Some Stats

500 churches have been pillaged by Turkish soldiers.

133 churches and monasteries have been desecrated.

[60,000 archeological items have been looted and exported.]

16,000 holy icons, [wall paintings, and mosaics] (3,500 ancient Byzantine icons) have been stolen.

77 churches have been converted to mosques.

28 churches are used by the Turkish Army as warehouses and arsenals.

17 churches have been converted into stables.

17 churches have been converted into bars, cafes, nightclubs, and casinos.

1 church — the church of “the Saviour” in the Chrisiliou village, has been converted into a morgue.

Finally, thousands of Holy Icons of the Orthodox Church, manuscripts, murals, and mosaics have been stolen by the Turkish Army from the churches, the monasteries, and the chapels, most of them ending up in international auctions.
(Post Copied from Jn1034 for full article please see their blog).

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