A religious ceremony was held on Tuesday at the historical Surp Giragos Armenian Church in Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir.
The religious ceremony, which is annually held in the name of all Armenian churches, was held under the title of "Church Name" at the Surp Giragos Armenian Church which was constructed in 1377.
The church was renovated through the joint efforts of the Foundation for the Surp Giragos Armenian Church and Diyarbakir Metropolitan Municipality.
Along with Armenian residents of Turkey, high-level officials from the Turkish Armenian Patriarchate, Diyarbakir Metropolitan Mayor Osman Baydemir, US Consul General in Adana James Michael Saxton Ruiz also attended the ceremony led by Istanbul Armenian Patriarchate official on inter-religions affairs Sahak Mashalyan.
Officials attending the ceremony prayed and extended wishes of hope and peace for the entire region and its ethnic and religious diversity.