Norshin, the Orginal Name of Present-day Gyouroymak

In 2009, during his visit to Bitlis, an Armenian city in the eastern part of what is now Turkey, President Abdullah Gul said that the original name of the present-day Gyouroymak province was “Norshin”, which, he claimed, was a Kurdish name. The falsification was part of the Turkish plan to turkify all toponyms. Norshin is an Armenian toponym by its components “Nor” + “Shen”, which means “a new settlement”, and its pattern to other Armenian place names (villages, settlements, residential areas, etc.) with the component “-shen” (Martunashen, Vasakashen, Getashen, Vankshen, Hamshen, Verishen, etc.)

In 2009, during his visit to Bitlis, an Armenian city in the eastern part of what is now Turkey, President Abdullah Gul said that the original name of the present-day Gyouroymak province was “Norshin”, which, he claimed, was a Kurdish name. The falsification was part of the Turkish plan to turkify all toponyms. Norshin is an Armenian toponym by its components “Nor” + “Shen”, which means “a new settlement”, and its pattern to other Armenian place names (villages, settlements, residential areas, etc.) with the component “-shen” (Martunashen, Vasakashen, Getashen, Vankshen, Hamshen, Verishen, etc.)

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