The 1,200-year-old Holy Mother of God Church in the village of Habap, Western Armenian continues to fight against time.

According to written sources, until the 9th century, the church was used as a hospital and in the 1900s, the local people used it as a mosque.

The building, which was used as a mosque for 40 years, has been left empty since the construction of the new mosque. The historic building, which has existed for centuries, is in danger of collapsing due to natural phenomena.

This year, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a project was prepared by the administration of the Harput Museum, in parallel with which internal cleaning works were carried out inside the church. It was reported that if the project prepared after the current work is approved, the historic building will be restored.