Mutafyan Says Armenia’s Should Be in Turkish Parliament

ISTANBUL (Combined Sources)–In an interview with the Turkish daily newspaper Zaman Archbishop Mesrob Moutafian, Patriarch to Turkeys Armenian community, expressed his frustration with religiously motivated attacks in Turkey, including last years killing of an Italian pastor and the more recent slaying of three Bible publishers in Malatya. The Patriarch also said that if Turkeys Armenian community were represented in the Turkish Parliament it would contribute greatly to improving tolerance and understanding. If our political parties were more supportive of Armenian students who might be interested in politics, they would have made a concrete step to improve the more concrete concepts of citizenship and tolerance, said Moutafian.

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