The Diyarbakır branch of the Chamber of Architects of Turkey has made an appeal to UNESCO.
In the statement, it was noted that the historical section of Sur district of the primarily Kurdish-populated Diyarbakır city is on the verge of disappearance, according to Demokrathaber website of Turkey.
Also, the petition informed that the Turkish authorities want to make changes in Sur, which is recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage, and that this jeopardizes the future of its historic buildings.
In addition, the appeal asked UNESCO to take urgent measures to restore the historic buildings of Sur.
As a result of clashes between Turkish armed forces and Kurdish militants, from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016, the spiritual and cultural facilities, including two Armenian churches, suffered considerable damage in Sur.