Armenian District Of Van To Be RestoredNov 16th, 2010 | Category: Arts & Culture
YEREVAN, November 16 — The Turkish government is going to restore the old districts of Van, which once belonged to Armenia and was inhabited by the Armenians.
The Governor of Van Munir Karaoglu said that the historic districts will be raised out of the ground and restored, in this way the historical appearance of Van will be recreated with all its shops and workshops.
He noted that the restoration of the old districts of Van will largely contribute to the development of tourism: “After the work is done, the district will be full of life. Jewelers, silversmiths and carpet weavers will begin their work in Van, which will provide a large flow of tourists,” said the Governor.
The Governor of Van didn’t mention the fact that the district was inhabited by Armenians and that not so long ago Van was a center of Armenian culture and architecture. Moreover, there is no word about the restoration of the churches in Van, whereas a naked eye can notice the fundamentals of about seven Armenian churches.