Etyen Mahçupyan appointed Turkish PM’s Senior Advisor
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 25, ARMENPRESS. The Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu appointed Turkish-Armenian journalist Etyen Mahçupyan on the post of his Senior Advisor. As reports “Armenpress”, Turkish Haberler news website stated about this.
Among other things, it was noted that the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu and Etyen Mahçupyan knwo each other for a long time, when Ahmet Davutoğlu was the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. Ahmet Davutoğlu told the mass media representatives that he made the decision on Etyen Mahçupyan’s appointment for his “intellectual identity”.
Mahçupyan said that he will support the Turkish Prime Minister by carrying out works in the direction of “democracy”, “government and public relations” and “minorities”. Mahçupyan is the first non-Muslim person among the Advisors of the Turkish President and Prime Minister.
Mahçupyan has graduated the Faculty of Chemistry at Boğaziçi University of Turkey in 1972. He has also graduated the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University.
Etyen Mahçupyan (born 1950 in Istanbul) is a Turkish-Armenian journalist and writer. From 2007 to 2010 he was the editor-in-chief of Agos, the Armenian community's weekly newspaper. He also contributes to the Turkish national dailies Taraf and Zaman.
Mahçupyan first studied chemistry at university. Realizing that earning a living would entail working under a manager, he studied business management, and finance—to get ahead, professionally and intellectually. He learned the Armenian language in primary school. He is a graduate of American Robert College of Istanbul.