THE MASS-GRAVE IN ERZURUM-DUMLU-YESILYAYLA VILLAGE
The excavation of the mass-grave in Erzurum - Yesilyayla Village,
to which even foreign press was attended, was carried out
on October 7th 1988.
Arkeolog Doc. Dr. Cevat Basaran
also human, they have the right to live.
In Yesilyayla massacre
which we learned from the memories of "Kazim Karabekir
Pasa", old men, women and children who were gathered
by force were put in a barn and opened fire at them. The tobacco
boxes with crescent and star, pages of Koran, cartridges,
pieces of a half-burned wooden post, some long pigtails of
hair, pieces of silk dress and small dress buttons were found
in the field of excavation. Approximately up to 100 of skeletons
were excavated from the mass-grave. Materials found in the
excavation have been exhibited in Erzurum museum.
Prof. Dr. Cevat BASARAN