A local mosque imam is taking care of the Armenian church in Sarıkaya town of Turkey’s Yozgat Province.
Once the Armenians in the area had deported and massacred, this historical Armenian church was abandoned. But now, Metin Halıcı, the imam of the local mosque, has started taking care of this church, according to Dünya Bülteni (World Bulletin) news portal of Turkey.
The imam noted that when he was appointed for spiritual service in Sarıkaya, he was very surprised to see this abandoned Armenian church. He said he began to care for and clean this house of Christian worship, with pleasure.
“We keep the church so clean that Armenians can come and say their prayers [here] at any time,” said the imam. “My wife and children help me take care of the church.”
In Halıcı’s words, the Armenians visiting this church are satisfied with its state, and they thank him.