Armenians Worship In Eastern Turkey, And for Some It's Bittersweet

September 20, 2010

Author: Gokce Saracoglu and Borzou Daragahi

Source: The Los Angeles Times,0,7533213.story

A Sunday service at a historic church in eastern Turkey underscored both the desire for reconciliation between Turks and Armenians and the hurdles that remain nearly a century after a violent massacre of Armenians.


It was the first service held in the 1,100-year-old Armenian Church of the Holy Cross since 1915, when a wave of violence nearly destroyed one of the largest Christian communities in the Middle East.