On the Turkish side of the Armenian-Turkish frontier lies the spectacular medieval city of Ani. The deserted city is an Armenian cultural and religious heritage symbol. Filip Warwick documented its remains.
Perched above the Akhurian River in the Turkish province of Kars, the Armenian city of Ani once stood on various East-West trade routes. Ani’s citadel, built in the seventh century, now overlooks the Turkish-Armenian border. The sign warns that entrance to the area is forbidden.