Armenian Church in Van Being Destroyed for Treasure

Beyaz Church in Van

Beyaz Church in Van

VAN (ArmRadio)—The 200-year-old Armenian Beyaz Church in Bahcesaray district of Van province, also known as Dera Geli (in Kurdish), is being destroyed by treasure hunters, reported the Turkish Dicle agency.

According to the source, obscene notes can be seen on the walls of the church, while many sections have been destroyed by treasure hunters and shepherds use it as a barn.

The church has been left to the mercy of fate, and the authorities doing nothing to save it.

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