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Armenian Church at Center of Ethnic Group's Anxiety

A service last year in the newly restored Armenian church of Surp Giragos brought members of the small ethnic Armenian minority together with members of the international Armenian diaspora. The restoration of the church — one of the largest Armenian churches in the southern Turkish city of Diyarbakir — was a powerful symbol of hope for the renewal of the country’s ethnic Armenian community. But that hope faded earlier this year as reports surfaced that the Turkish government...

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