Iran seeks to register Armenian Vank Cathedral as UNESCO World Heritage site

Siranush Ghazanchyan - Public Radio of Armenia- 18/1/18 Having registered three churches in the World Heritage List, Iran is trying to add other Armenian cathedrals like Isfahan’s “Vank” to this list, IFP News reported. Deputy Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), Mohammad Hossein Talebian, said that there is a list of Armenian churches, three of which ...

State Department to Turkey: Respect Hagia Sophia’s Tradition and Complex History

GREGORY PAPPAS - PappasPost- June 2016 Turkey has come under fire from Greece for allowing daily Ramadan prayers inside Hagia Sophia, a United Nations World Heritage site and museum and one of the most important symbols of Christianity. Following angry denunciations from Greece’s foreign ministry, Turkey fired back creating a cross-Aegean war of words over religious freedoms and ...