Restoration works of St. Giragos Armenian Church begin in Diyarbakir, Turkey
YEREVAN, MARCH 14, ARMENPRESS. The St. Giragos and catholic churches in Turkey’s Diyarbakir province are being restored, Dailysabah reported.
Funding is provided by the ministry of environment and urban development.
The government has provided 15 million Turkish liras for the restorations works.
The St. Giragos Church has been built in 1376 and is one of the biggest Armenian churches in the Middle East. The first church ceremony after 32 years of pause was held in November 2012. The renovation works of the Church have been carried out by the financial support of the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul. The Diyarbakir Municipality also provided assistance.
In 2015 the local churches of Diyarbakir greatly suffered due to the Turkish-Kurdish clashes.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan