Nowadays almost every Armenian construction standing in Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey is ruined.
Western Armenian churches have visible stylistic difference from temples in Republic of Armenia.
They look more like mosques, namely like imamzadehs, Persian shrine tombs of the descendants of Imams.
It is possible to assume that the form of the temples of Western Armenia on the territory of the Ottoman Empire has been directly influenced by Islamic traditions, and every following renovation brought more and more of the religion’s features to churches’ architecture. The activity of religious communes altered the original appearance of Armenian temples.
At the same time, monasteries on the territory of modern Armenia have been constantly abandoned due to attacks of foreign states and subsequent loss of population, leaving the unaffected churches in the same condition for centuries.
Surb Grigor Monastery on the Lim island in lake Van has a conical dome, which is very similar to the dome of the tomb of Persian Sunni Muslim poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (more popularly simply as Rumi) in Konya. Rumi’s tomb was completed in 1274, whereas the dome of the Surb Grigor church was built after 1310.