Meryem Ana Church / old Prison, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Taken the 08/09/11
Former Greek church from 1849. In 1950 it had been changed into a prison. In the middle of the church they have built a second floor and several walls created the cells for the prisoners. Since 1983 its empty. Here we are on the 1st floor and this separated part served in the prison as a mosque. - If you have any information about the church or the village etc., please contact the photographer - thank you!
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Latitude: 38° 36' 51" N, Longitude: 34° 42' 50" E see »

Location: Turkey

Comments on panorama:

This is forcible! What a diverse destiny of a place...
By Vil Muhametshin | 17/06/12 - 03:42:57 GMT +0200
Hi Vil,
and the destiny of this place continues: In 1973 (the curch was still a prison) there was a movie called "Mahpus" made, with the famous Turkish actress Türkan Soray. And today all the houses in the area will be pulled down (images will follow). The people told different stories about the reason, but the destruction is very depressing. One rumour about the church is that someone wants to buy it and change it into a hotel.
By Heiner Straesser | 17/06/12 - 10:18:53 GMT +0200

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