surp giragos church


destruction of armenian apostolic church surp giragos in sur, diyarbakır (âmed, tigranakert). surp giragos was recently restored and reopened as a place of worship for diyarbakır’s small armenian community, that includes “hidden” armenians, the descendants of islamized armenians that survived the genocide after being kidnapped or converted to islam. currently majority-kurdish diyarbakır, the de facto capital of turkey’s predominantly kurdish southeast (northern kurdistan) is under attack by the turkish state.