New lake pier constructed for Akdamar church

The Van Governor’s Office is aiding in the preparations for the second Divine Liturgy on Akdamar Island’s Surp Haç Church by building a pier that will be better equipped to handle the number of expected visitors. Other arrangements are also being made to serve the guests who will attend the Sept 11 ceremony that falls […]

Ani looks for inclusion on World Heritage List

The ruins of Ani, the ancient Silk Road city once called the ‘City of the Rich,’ are expected to be included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Turkey’s Culture Ministry has carried out a number of restoration projects to revive the old city in Kars and fulfill the conditions required for inclusion on the UNESCO […]

Armenian Architectures and Its Protection in Turkey

Especialy cultural and political groups frequently discuss the situation of Armenian architectural heritage in Turkey after the normalisation process between Turkey and Armenia. About this important subject we talked to Assistant Prof. Dr. Goknur Akcadag from Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul. Akcadag shares the most important points to explain its historical roots and contemporary regulations. You […]

Armenian church re-opens to worship in southern Turkey

An Armenian church was re-opened on Sunday to worship after being closed for nine years in Iskenderun town of the southern province of Hatay. Turkish Armenian Patriarchate appointed Priest Avedis Tabashyan to Karasun Manuk Armenian Church in Iskenderun.

Armenian singer’s death to be commemorated

The second anniversary of Armenian singer Aram Tigran’s death on Aug. 8 will be commemorated with two events in the capital Ankara and the southeastern province of Diyarbakır in the coming days. Tigran is best known for his songs in Kurdish, ‘Aram is the voice of the Middle East peoples,’ according to the organizer