Many of you perhaps know that three Christians were slain in Turkey this week for publishing Bibles.  They were murdered in Malatya, the city where assassinated Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was from.


Hearing about “Christian Turks” one automotically speculates whether these are hidden Armenian converts who are returning to their roots through Christianity, even though not through the Armenian church.

Speculation is speculation, but an Associated Press photograph testifies that one of the slain Turks was burried today in an Armenian cemetery in Malatya.

Moreover, the New York Times had alluded to the indirect connection of the Armenian genocide to the killings:

The recent nationalist attacks are ghosts from Turkey’s past. Malatya once had a heavy Armenian population. But in eastern Turkey, Armenians were driven out or killed in a series of purges culminating in the 1915 genocide, in which 1.5 million Armenians died. Subsequently, nationalists were urged to settle in the area to preserve a Turkish identity there.