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 Monday, August 7 2017 13:28
Tatevik Shahunyan

Turkish authorities make another encroachment on the Armenian Church

Turkish authorities make another encroachment on the Armenian Church

ArmInfo.From the stones of Armenian church of Varaghavank in the Turkish province of Van (the territory of Western Armenia) a new mosque, houses and other  structures are being built. This was reported to the local media by  the head of the Union for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Van  Ali Kalchek.

Currently, Armenian church is studying the Qur'an for local children,  the Turkish edition of Yeniozgurpolitika reports. The Armenian church  of Varagavank was built in the 7th-8th centuries AD. The temple was  badly damaged during the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Later the efforts of  the Turkish Armenians restored the church.

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