As a result of the violent earthquakes that occurred on February 6 in the province of Marash in Western Armenia, the only standing Armenian church in Malatya, the Holy Trinity, also known as Three Khoran or Tashkhoran, was also damaged. According to, Turkish media are reporting on this.

According to the source, Holy Trinity Church, located in the Cavushoglu district of Yesiliurt province, Malatya province, was built in 1893 by the Armenians and Assyrians who lived there. The church, which served the Armenian community for some time, has not been used since the 1900s. The dome of the church collapsed in the 1970s.

In 2013 since 2010, through the efforts of the Armenian community of Malatya and local non-governmental civil organizations, the church was restored. In 2021 the church was reopened for ceremonies.

After the earthquakes, cracks appeared on the walls of the church. The authorities tied a ribbon around the church and prohibited people from entering the church.

Recall that in the Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Malatya in 2021 in August, after a break of 100 years, the first liturgy was celebrated.

Western Armenia records this situation, noting that appropriate measures must be taken to preserve the Armenian cultural heritage, as ethnic Armenians continue to live in our territories and the church must be renovated, preserving the Armenian architectural manuscript.