Location: Turkey         Length: 11 min

An ancient Armenian capital now part of Turkey in the heart of the South Caucasus region, Kars alternately came under Byzantine, Turkish, Georgian, Russian, and Armenian control. Until recently, the Kars Historic District was a poor squatter settlement, a backwater without city services such as sewage, waste management and utilities. Global Heritage Fund is working with the Kars Municipality, the Turkish Government, and others in eastern Anatolia to mix historic preservation and urban revitalization with community development and sustainable tourism.

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Armenia (Wikipedia)

Eastern Anatolia (All About Turkey)

Kars, Turkey (Wikipedia)

Kars, Turkey (PDF; Global Heritage Fund)