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.
The Threatened Monastery
(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
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