Surp Pırgiç Armenian Hospital

The Yedikule Surp Pırgiç Armenian Hospital (Turkish: Yedikule Surp Pırgiç Ermeni Hastanesi) is a hospital in the Yedikule quarter of Fatih district of Istanbul which was established and continues to be managed by Turkish Armenians.[1]

Yedikule Surp Pırgiç Armenian Hospital
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Courtyard of hospital
Geography
LocationYedikule, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates40°59′38″N 28°54′54″E / 40.994°N 28.915°E / 40.994; 28.915Coordinates: 40°59′38″N 28°54′54″E / 40.994°N 28.915°E / 40.994; 28.915
Organisation
PatronBedros Sirinoglu
History
Construction started1832
OpenedMay 31, 1834
Links
WebsiteSurp Pırgiç Hospital official website (Turkish)
ListsHospitals in Turkey
A church inside the hospital

HistoryEdit

Yedikule Surp Pırgiç Armenian Hospital's construction was started by Sultan II.Mahmut's edict in 1832 and hospital opened to service on 31 May 1834. Hospital is established by Ottoman Armenians led by Kazaz Artin Amira Bezciyan.[2]

TodayEdit

The hospital today stands as a fully equipped, first-rate institution, serving the public, irrespective of ethnicity or religion.[1] The hospital has a museum, Bedros Şirinoğlu Müzesi, inaugurated by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Prime Minister of Turkey in 2004, which displays various artifacts and paintings belonging to the Armenian cultural heritage of Istanbul.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The History of Surp Pirgic Hospital" (in Turkish). Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Surp Pırgiç Armenian Hospital". Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Bedros Sirinoglu Museum" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012.