Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   24 November

Erdoğan refuses Presidential "Armenian residence"

YERAVAN, SEPTEMBER 3, ARMENPRESS. Newly elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has decided not to use the presidential residence Çankaya Palace, which used to be a presidential residence during the whole republican history of the country. As “Armenpress” reports citing Turkish “Hürriyet” periodical, Erdoğan refuses to use as a presidential residence the building, which once was belonged to the Armenian Kessabyans family and which was taken by the Turks due to the Armenian Genocide.

Violating Republic of Turkey’s 91 years old tradition, Erdoğan has made a decision to move from there and make the new building a presidential residence, which is being constructed in an area titled “Atatürk Forest Land”. Instead of it, Çankaya Palace, which has been Presidential residence for Turkey’s 11 Presidents, now will be used by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and his stuff.

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