Agricultural lands belonging to Assyrians were reportedly illegally grabbed by a Kurdish family in the southeastern province of Mardin.
The owner of the lands filed a complaint about the incident that took place last year, but no action was taken for the return of them, Syriac Press reported.
According to the website, the lands in the Igunduke d-‘ito village were illegally taken over by a Kurdish family from the neighboring Gündük Hana village.Opposition lawmaker urges Ankara to open schools that teach in Assyrian
"After the offenders noticed the trouble, they quickly harvested the crop," Syriac Press cited the owner of the lands as saying.
He is currently awaiting the outcome of a legal case he started concerning the illegal appropriation of his agricultural land, the website said, adding that he claims the harvest belongs to him as it was illegally grown on his land.
The fields are called “the land behind the church” as they are within the boundaries of a church.