The exterior walls of the Bomonti Mkhitarian Armenian School of Istanbul were vandalized with anti-Armenian graffiti recently. “One night, we suddenly will be in Karabagh,” read the graffiti in Turkish, reported Istanbul’s Agos bilingual newspaper, the Armenian Weekly reports.
On Nov. 15, former Republican People’s Party (CHP) Member of Parliament Aykan Erdemir shared an image of the vandalized wall on social media with the caption: “Hate graffiti on the walls of Istanbul’s Bomonti Mkhitarian school. Third Armenian school targeted [in] the last three months.”
The person or persons responsible for the crime have not yet been identified.
“We’re not afraid, we’re not going anywhere,” read a part of a statement that the Istanbul based Nor Zartonk movement published on social media on Nov. 16.
The vandalism of the Bomonti Mkhitarian School walls comes about three months after the walls of the Uskudar Surp Khach Seminary and two months after the walls of the Uskudar Kalfayan School were defaced with anti-Armenian graffiti.