Villagers in Turkey Urge Renovations for Armenian Church Used as Barn

The Armenian church in the village of Korlu, Çatak district, 18 miles from Van. (Photo: DHA)

Hurriyet Daily News - 16/3/14 VAN (Hurriyet Daily News)—An historical structure in the western Armenian province of Van, in modern day Turkey, which once was an Armenian church, has been converted into a hayloft after serving as a school for some time. Villagers fill the former church in the Korlu village of the Çatak district, 18 miles from ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to be honored by Boğaziçi University, Dec. 19

Istanbul, Turkey 12/13/2013 The Hurriyet Daily News recently reported that His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will receive an honorary doctorate by Istanbul's Boğaziçi University (formerly Robert College) on Decmeber 19 for his efforts on environmentalism. This is the first time any Turkish university is bestowing such an honor.  The Award comes on the occasion of Boğaziçi ...

Historic Armenian School Building in Istanbul to Become Hotel

By Vercihan Ziflioğlu From Hurriyet Daily News 25/6/2012 A historical Armenian school, Mesrobyan School in Istanbul’s Gedikpaşa district, is being transformed into a hotel. Gedikpaşa Surp Hovhannes Church Foundation head Harutyun Şanlı, who is also the general secretary of the Armenian Foundations Solidarity Platform, spoke to the Hürriyet Daily News and said the main reason they took this step ...

Bulgarian Iron Church’s Restoration in Istanbul Starts in August

19/7/2011 The Istanbul Municipality and the provincial administration have joined efforts to restore the Bulgarian "St. Stefan" church. According to Hurriyet Daily News, "the parts of the church that have become dirty and carbonated will be cleaned thoroughly with detergent water, while the missing ornaments on the façade will be replicated using original material. The crooked parts ...