Historical monuments being renovated in Turkey in the name of restoration often do not retain their former appearance, but on the other hand, they are in danger of being completely destroyed in case not repaired. The Van Fortress of Western Armenia, included in the UNESCO “World Heritage Temporary List”, is facing such a problem.

According to Akunq.net, the Turkish “Yeni Yasham” periodical reports.

Van Fortress lost its historical appearance after being “restored”. The source also reminds that this fortress is 20-120 m wide 1800 m long and 100 m high, the source mentions.

Not only Van Fortress, but also other historical monuments in Turkey, particularly in the occupied Western Armenia, became a victim of such “restoration”. For example we can bring the Armenian Anamur fortress located in historical Cilicia.

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