Armenians Attend Historic Mass at Church in Turkey

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Holy Cross Church sits on Akdamar island on Lake Van in eastern Turkey.

For the first time in 95 years, Turkey allows Christian worshipers, including many Armenians from abroad, to attend a historic mass at the 1,089-year-old church on Lake Van’s Akdamar Island in eastern Turkey.

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Yigal Schleifer is a freelance reporter and photojournalist based in Istanbul.

Armenians Attend Historic Mass at Church in Turkey

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