Armenian churches

After climbing Mount Ararat, I drove up to Kars and Lake Van, in search of ruined Armenian churches and monasteries.
Armenia accuses Turkey of deliberately neglecting and destroying Armenian historical monuments, as part of a cultural genocide. In 1974 UNESCO stated that after 1923, out of 913 Armenian historical monuments left in Eastern Turkey, 464 have vanished completely, 252 are in ruins, and 197 are in need of repair.
Here are some constructions I found:

Cengilli, Turkey, July 30, 2015

Cengilli, Turkey, July 30, 2015


Kozluca, Turkey, July 30, 2015

Kozluca, Turkey, July 30, 2015

Gorundu, Turkey, August 1, 2015

Gorundu, Turkey, August 1, 2015

Ani, Turkey, July 29, 2015

Ani, Turkey, July 29, 2015

Akdamar, Turkey, July 31, 2015

Akdamar, Turkey, July 31, 2015

Yagikesen, Turkey, July 30, 2015

Yagikesen, Turkey, July 30, 2015

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Nick Hannes (°1974) is a photographer based in Antwerp, Belgium. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts KASK in Ghent, he worked for various media in Belgium and The Netherlands. Meanwhile he reported on social and political issues in the Balkans and the Middle East. In 2009 his first book ‘Red Journey’, a documentary about transition in the 15 former Soviet republics, was published by Lannoo. 'Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man', a documentary portrait of the Mediterranean region, follows in 2014. His latest book is 'Garden of Delight', a series that won the Magnum Photography Award 2017 and the Zeiss Photography Award 2018. Since 2008 Nick teaches documentary photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK/School of Arts) in Ghent. He is represented by Panos Pictures (London).
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