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The Armenian Cathedral-turned-Turkish mosque: The Independent

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Liberation Mosque, formerly the St Mary's Church Cathedral or Holy Mother of God Church, was converted into a mosque after the Armenian Genocide

Liberation Mosque, formerly the St Mary's Church Cathedral or Holy Mother of God Church, was converted into a mosque after the Armenian Genocide. Photo: Unknown, taken in 1920.


PanARMENIAN.Net – In a feature published in The Independent, author Robert Fisk unveils the story of the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Mother of God in Gaziantep (then called Antep) which has been turned into a Turkish mosque.

The article reads:

The ‘Liberation’ Mosque is a fine, neo-classical, almost Gothic construction with striped black-and-white stone banding, unusual for a Muslim holy place but a jewel in the Tepebasi district of the old town of Gaziantep. Its stone carvings and mock Grecian columns beside the window frames are a credit to another, gentler age. The minarets perch delicately – and I had never seen this before – on square towers that might have been church towers had there been Christians in this ancient city.

Full story: panarmenian.net

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