The Pan-Armenian Games torch was lit during a ceremony held at the Holy Mother of God Armenian Church in Vakif, a village on the foothills of Mousa Ler in modern-day Turkey and what is historically part of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.
The torch was lit by Pan-Armenian Games co-founder Armenian-American philanthropist Albert Boyajyan using a candle from the historic Armenian Church.
Pan-Armenian Games World Committee Vice President Roland Sharoyan said the ceremony symbolizes the unity of the Armenian nation, wherever they might be.
The flame was then taken to the summit of Musa Ler, and will find its way all the way to Artsakh, where the opening ceremony of the 7th Pan-Armenian Games, which will take place in Stepanakert on August 6.
The delegation arrived in Turkey via the recently launched Yerevan-Van direct flight.