So close yet worlds apart
Armenia’s border with Turkey has been closed since 1993. Mark Grigoryan met the Armenian villagers of Margara, who are setting their sights on reconciliationThe village of Margara, in the Armavir Province of Armenia, lies on the edge of the world. For the villagers their world ends by the River Arax. On the other side is Turkey – a country that is unknown, maybe hostile, big and alien.
To stand next to the flag, one has to drive northwards, to neighbouring Georgia, cross the Georgian-Turkish border and then come back from the Turkish side – a 500km journey to cover a distance one could throw a stone across.
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