The Surp Krikor Lusavoric Armenian church in the city of Kayser in Turkey will be renovated, Ermenihaber reported, citing reports in Turkish media sources. According to the information, the project has a budget of 3,5 million Turkish liras ($915 thousand) to be allocated by the city municipality.
Deputy secretary general at the Kayseri city hall told the media the draft renovation project will be completed in the beginning of 2018 after Kayseri Regional Conservation Council of Preservation of Historical Monument affirms the respective permission. The renovations work will last 4,5 months.
According to the report, the Gumusyan School located next to the church and is currently a ruin is planned to be rebuilt as well.
To note, Surp Kirkor Lusavoric Church is known as the oldest Armenian Orthodox Church in Kayseri. First mentioned of in 1191, after having numerous renovations our church was able to survive till present. Whilst about to collapse in the mid 19th century it was started to be rebuilt in 1859 and completed with financial supports of tradesmen in meat business, artists and laborship.