The historic Armenian church of St. Poghos in Tomarz in Caesarea is on the verge of collapse. The church was built in 1837 and after the genocide has been for some time used as a warehouse and a cinema building.
But due to the lack of care, the church’s columns and walls became covered with cracks and gaps, while the roof gave way to vegetation.
The authorities have come up with a project for the reconstruction and transformation of this church, but so far, it has not been implemented.
But as a structure with huge historical value, the Church of Saint Poghos should be repaired and protected as soon as possible.