TREASURE ADVENTURERS IN TURKEY DESTROYED HAKKARI’S ARMENIAN CHURCH
15 May, 2012
YEREVAN, MAY 15, ARMENPRESS: Turkish Hakkari province’s Konak village
Armenian Church was targeted by treasure adventurers. They dug the
floor and the surroundings of the church infatuated to get treasure,
Armenpress reports citing Turkish ” Sondakika” news web site.
According to Turkish sources, the Armenian Church was built in the
end of 19 century. The authorities decided to restore the monument,
which is under state historical protection.Ozchelik Yildiz member
of Hakkari Provincal Council told the reporters that he is making a
report to submit to Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism on the
disastrous state of the historical monument. In the words of the high
ranking official for being in a lamentable state for a long period
the church has turned into ruins. Yildiz also noted that he intends
to raise the issue of church restoration in Parliament.
From: A. Papazian