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Experts from Armenia and Turkey Came Together Around the Armenian Cultural Heritage in Mush
Turkey | Anadolu Kültür, Eurasia Partnership Foundation

A group of architects, restoration specialists, historians, ethnographers and art historians from Armenia and Turkey together with the Head of the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) visited Mush city and province to study Armenian cultural heritage and assess Armenian monuments in Eastern parts of Turkey.


The overall goal of the visit was to jointly study Armenian monuments in the Eastern part of Turkey and provide recommendations for further preservation and conservation.On October 20-25twelve experts spent six days in Mush, Malazgirt, Varto, Norshen and other locations visiting around twenty Armenian monuments including monasteries, churches (both original and converted to mosques), castles, bridges, fountains, watermills and baths. A report summarizing the results of study visit will be prepared through support from the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara. The document will be publicly  available in the next few months.


Following the study visit, a discussion summarizing the findings of the visit was held in Istanbul on  October 26.


The study visit to Mush was organised by Eurasia Partnership Foundation in Armenia and Anadolu Kültür in Turkey  within the framework of the Programme “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process” implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey with the financial assistance of the European Union under the Instrument for Stability.

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