Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish parliament, on Friday wrote on his Twitter account about the recent attack on the St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Istanbul.
“The attacker who broke the cross of the church and threw it to the ground was detained today. He was released two hours later. (…). If we can't stop this dynamic, the end will again be hate crimes,” Paylan wrote, in particular.
A few days ago, person had torn off the cross from the gates of the aforesaid church and thrown it on the ground. Police investigated the video recordings in the area and, subsequently, detained a man; but he was released sometime thereafter.