Culture is a bridge for everyone (Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos)
Published on 11 June 2011
One of the ancient churches in Kumyaka village of Bursa province of Turkey has been up for sale for 400,000 Turkish liras (U.S. $ 285,000).
A businessman from Istanbul Mete Yalcyn bought the church for recontsruction10 years ago, but the department for monuments’ preservation did not give him relevant permission, CNNturk reports.
Ancient church in Kumyaka
The head of district Ramiz Batmaz stated they are ready to buy the church, built in 797 for U.S $ 200,000. “The price for the church is too high. We want to purchase it and make a culture centre. We appealed to Greek patriarchate for assistance, but have not yet received an answer,” he noted.
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