Six Armenia’s Elected in Turkish Local Polls

ISTANBUL (Marmara)–During this weekend’s municipal election in Turkey, six Armenia’s were elected to local and regional bodies in and around Istanbul, including a seat in the Istanbul City Council, making this one of the most unprecedented local elections in recent history for Turkey.

Some 12 candidates of Armenian descent took part in the elections representing both the ruling and opposition parties.

In the end, Raffi-Hermon Araks, Hovhannes Garabedian, Yervant Ouzouzian, Harutiun Edgunes, Bedros Avedikian and Vazken Baren were elected to various local and regional bodies, with the latter two garnering a seat in the Istanbul City Council.

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