CHURCHES IN THE CAPPADOCIA REGION DURING THE OTTOMAN PERIOD: EXAMPLES, PROBLEMS AND SUGGESTIONS


PEKAK M. S.

METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, vol.26, no.2, pp.249-277, 2009 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.4305/metu.jfa.2009.2.13
  • Title of Journal : METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-277

Abstract

There were numerous churches and monasteries built during the Ottoman Period, in the region called Cappadocia, which holds the cities of Nevsehir, Nigde, Aksaray and Kayseri in Central Anatolia. Most of these monuments had been built in the 18th and the 19th centuries, depending on the constitutional changes that took place in the administration of the Empire. Most of these religious monuments, which were completely abandoned following the 1923 Lausanne Treaty and the Agreement for Population Exchange, have almost been destroyed due to lack of preservation strategies. Even the inventory studies for most monuments have not been realized yet.