July 2013

Egemen Bağış is currently in Croatia for special events celebrating the country's accession to the European Union. DHA photo

Syriac communities outside Turkey have reacted against recent remarks by EU Minister Egemen Bağış apparently denigrating the value of the Mor Gabriel Monastery. Bağış had said on June 21 that the historical monastery, an issue of contention between the government and Syriacs, was worth "even less" than the EU Affairs building in central Istanbul.

2013-Jul-01