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Zhirayr Reisyan refutes Ankara's statement that Syrian Armenians fled to Armenia via Turkey

  • Saturday, January 19, 17:11


 Zhirayr Reisyan, Spokesperson of the Berian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Aleppo, has refuted official Ankara's statement that the Syrian Armenians were crossing the Armenian-Turkish border without any obstacles when moving from Syria to Armenia.  

Reisyan told ArmInfo that the land way via the territory of Turkey is rather dangerous and such move is rather an adventure than rescue. So, he does not think that the Syrian Armenians made use of that way. He added that Ankara's statement has apparently nothing to do with the reality. He added that the Syrian Armenians mostly migrate to Armenia, European countries and the USA.    

Reisyan pointed out that as compared with the previous weeks, the situation in Syria has improved, there is no shortage of food in the Armenian community, and the information about large-scale looting is false.  "Such cases occur, but they are not directed against the Armenian community and have no large-scale nature", he said. 

To note, earlier the Turkish Foreign Ministry made a statement saying that when supporting the population of Syria, Turkey never made any distinctions between people on religious, ethnic or national grounds.  Ankara said that there are many Armenians among the 150 thsd refugees, who moved to Armenia via the territory of Turkey. The statement also said that Turkey itself would decide how to support the Syrian refugees.

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