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Will Armenian Specialists be Engaged in Restoration of Ani Cathedral?

Exclusive interview with head of Anadolu Kultur

The Government of Turkey and World Monuments Fund tell about their common intent to restore the Church of the Holy Savior in Ani and Ani Cathedral next year. Will the Armenian specialists be engaged in the process of the restoration is a question still abandoned?

According to the New York-based World Monuments Fund, Ani — "one of the world's great cities in the 10th century" — was once the site of hundreds of religious buildings, palaces, fortifications, and other structures. Today it stands abandoned, and the remnants of its celebrated buildings are in a precarious state.

Culture Minister Ertugrul Gunay said in the beginning of May: “Ani, which is one of the world most important monuments, has faced many challenges and we hope to conserve the remains of the cathedral and the Church of the Holy Savior in Ani.” Turkish Minister has carefully noticed that “to conserve” Ani great economic development will be launched in the region.


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