ONE MORE ARMENIAN CHURCH IN TURKEY TO BE TURNED INTO MUSEUM
02.08.2007 16:45 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Reconstruction works of an Armenian church in
Edremit district of Van (Turkey) came to end. Turkish media reports
the restored church will function as a museum. The European Union
assigned ~@185 thousand to Turkey for reconstruction works, which
launched June 6, 2007. The church, which was built in the13th century,
will function as a city museum, where historical-cultural values of
Van will be displayed, ‘Yerkir’ newspaper reports.
This is not the first case in Turkey when an Armenian church is being
turned into museum. On March 29, 2007 Turkish authorities opened the
restored Holy Cross Church on Akhtamar Island as a museum. This caused
a wide resonance among Armenians of the whole world.