The Spiritual Leader of the Armenian Catholics of Turkey, Boğos Levon Zekiyan, spoke about the fire that broke out in the residence of the Surp Pırgiç Armenian Catholic Church last night.

“When I arrived at the scene, there was the district governor, the mayor and the police officers, the fire brigade, which surprised me.”

“Perhaps a great disaster was averted.  As far as I could imagine the fire could have grown.  Its reflection on the church was prevented."

Two people lost their lives in the fire that broke out in the lodging of the Armenian church in Karaköy last night.

Zekiyan explained that after the fire, many people contacted him and the Surp Pırgiç Armenian Catholic Church Foundation administrators.

Zekiyan said, "We thank all of them, especially the firefighters, of course."  said.