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Hurriyet. Would There Be Istanbul, If There Were No Armenians?

Updated: Mar 27, 2023

Good question. A new exhibit in Istanbul makes it possible to learn more.

Turkish writer Chengiz Chandar for “Hurriyet” daily referred to Armenians who have created the architectural features of historical Constantinople. In a story titled “If there were no Armenians, would there be Istanbul?” Chandar lists the huge architectural heritage left by the Armenians, including palaces, universities, hospitals, churches, mosques, etc. The cultural heritage left by famous Palyan Family is indelible for Istanbul.


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