VAN, Turkey (A.W.)—Skulls and bones, possibly from the Armenian Genocide, protrude from the soil near a school in the district of Westan in Van, according to a newspaper report.
The pro-Kurdish Ozgur Gundem reported
that in the village of Ili in the district of Westan (current name Gevaş), a
mass grave believed to be from the Armenian genocide has been unearthed during
the construction of the Dağyöre Elementary School last year.
The bones remain there, protruding from the soil, to this day. Villagers say
the mass grave is likely that of the Armenians who lived in the village a
The village, Ili (current name Dağyöre), southwest of Gevaş (Armenian name
Vosdan), had 21 Armenian households prior to the Armenian Genocide.