Mayor Mustafa Çelik of Kayseri, Turkey, recently paid a visit to the functioning St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church of the town.

At the church, Çelik met with its fund officials and was informed about the problems of this church, according to Kayseri Haber (News) website of Turkey.

The website welcomed the visit to this Armenian church which is on the verge of collapse, and expressed the hope that the mayor of Kayseri will take appropriate measures to preserve it.

Kayseri Haber stressed that this 900-year-old Armenian church was last renovated 20 years ago.