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Turkish Government Aims to Destroy Oldest Monastery in the World
Today there is a continuing legal process in effect, while the the over 1,600 year old Monastery fights for its bare survival.  by Marianne Bruckl.

(kreuz.net) On 26th of January 2011 the systematic dispossession of a Syrian-Orthodox Monastery -- built in the year 397 -- Mor Gabriel in Tur Abdin in south east Turkey began

Today the courts in Ankara gave the national treasury of the district town of Midyat and the Turkish forestry office a significant portion of the Monastery property.

Will the bell of Mor Gabriel be silenced forever? The hope of the Monks is dwindling.

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2011...ocess.html
Pretty sad - and then they'll claim it never happened.  Turkey likes to do that with little things, like the Armenian Genocide, etc.