Historical Armenian Church re-opens in Istanbul
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:19PM GMT
Natalie Carney, Press TV, Istanbul
Attended by dignitaries and leading government ministers, the re-opening of the Vortvots vorodman church in Istanbul was an important moment for both the Armenian and Turkish people.
Built in 1828, but abandoned 100 years ago, during the conflict between Armenia and the Ottoman Empire, its restoration was part of Istanbul's 2010 European capitol of Culture's heritage and preservation projects.
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