Armenian churches in Turkey
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On the occasion of the 100th Year of Remembrance of the Armenian genocide, I explored Eastern Turkey in search of ruined Armenian churches and monasteries. Armenia accuses Turkey of deliberately neglecting and destroying Armenian historical monuments, as part of a ‘cultural genocide’. In 1974 UNESCO stated that after 1923, out of 913 Armenian historical monuments left in Eastern Turkey, 464 have vanished completely, 252 are in ruins, and 197 are in need of repair.