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Armenian Bayazid - Daroynk: Foothills of Mount Ararat

Armenian: Դարոյնք, Պայազատ
Name: Turkish: Eski Doğubeyazıt


Bayazid (Beyazit) is an historic and ancient Armenian town with a mountaintop fortress built during the Urartian period and habitated by Armenian successor kingdoms. The town of Bayazid was decimated of its Armenian population in 1915 and destroyed by the Turkish army in the 1930s. Many of the inhabitants are Turkified Armenians or Kurdish who settled in the homes of the Armenians in later decades. 
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