June 26
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Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertugrul Gunay visited a historical Armenian church in Amasya province.

As Turkish Zaman paper informs, the minister asked about the restoration works informing that the ministry will allocate additional funding to finish the restoration. After restoration the Armenian Church will serve as a culture center.

The Church has open before the Armenian Genocide. After the formation of the Turkish Republic and until the 1980s Dogan Sinemasi Culture Center was working in the church, then it was given to the Turkish Office of Religious Affairs. Later the Ministry of Culture and Tourism took charge of the church building.

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