Municipality, Patriarchate renovate Armenian cemetery
A historical Armenian cemetery dating back to 1061 A.D. in the eastern province of Sivas has been jointly renovated by the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey, the local municipality and the provincial governor’s office. A Muslim cemetery located in the area also underwent restoration as part of the project, which was conceived by Minas Durmazguler, the leader of Sivas’s Armenian community. “Armenians from all corners of the world used to come to Sivas to visit the cemetery in the summer, but the cemetery was in such bad condition that many visitors left feeling upset. This project is very important for many reasons,” said Durmazguler.