Local Christians discovered the scene on the 29th of June. The location holds tombs that date back to the first millennium.
The now-mosque also faces neglect in the form of trash lying around and layers of dust.
Azerbaijan announced that its Armed Forces would participate in more than 30 international drills this year.
Experts commented and fear for the future of the building without proper maintenance and protection.
Researchers say only 3% of the site has been excavated, so it’s still unknown how large the entire city may span.
The church’s foundation submitted a request to the government to appoint a permanent clergyman to the church.
Armenian member of Turkish Parliament Garo Paylan submitted a motion to acknowledge the genocide.
Hagia Sophia used to be one of the main Christian cathedrals.
Unknown assailants vandalized three churches in Turkey on New Year’s Day.