Turkey is preparing to restore the 16th-century Saint Sarkis Armenian Church in the Sur district of Diyarbakir city—and which was destroyed over time due to "lack of parishioners," according to Akunq.net.

The ownership certificate of this church, which has an area of 3,769 square meters, belongs to the Hidir Ilyas Saint Gregos Churches Foundation in Diyarbakir.

The Saint Sarkis church, the upper part of which is completely destroyed, was used as a rice processing plant between 1950 and 1985.

According to a record preserved in Diyarbakir Archaeological Museum, this church was last renovated in 1840.