Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   23 April

Any interference of Turkish authorities in the election process of Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul is unacceptable - EAFJD


YEREVAN, MARCH 21, ARMENPRESS. The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) has issued a statement on the death of Armenian Patriarch of Turkey Mesrob Mutafian and the elections of the new Patriarch. ARMENPRESS reports the statement runs as follows,

“Following the funeral service and the last consecration of the 84th Armenian Patriarch of Turkey Mesrob Mutafian, the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy expresses its deep condolences to the patriarch’s relatives and the Armenian community in Turkey as whole. The EAFJD will carefully follow the election process of the new Armenian Patriarch. Throughout the period of Patriarch Mutafian’s illness, the Turkish authorities used every opportunity to create obstacles for the election process, split the Armenian community and prevent them from exercising their right to elect a new patriarch. After the death of Patriarch Mesrob Mutafian the Erdogan regime, which has been using his illness as a pretext, can no longer delay new elections. Furthermore, any interference of the Turkish authorities in the election process is unacceptable. The Armenians of Turkey are free to elect their religious leader. The EAFJD also calls on the Armenian community in Turkey to remain determined in exercising their fundamental rights in this crucial period”.

Edited and translated by Tigran Sirekanyan




Latest News

All news    




About agency

Address: Armenia, 22 Saryan Street, Yerevan, 0002, Armenpress
Tel.: +374 11 539818
E-mail: [email protected]
Яндекс.Метрика
Page Configuration