Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
The citizen of Turkey that illegally crossed the Armenian-Turkish border is currently kept at the National Security Service of Armenia, Artsvin Baghramyan, Spokesperson of the NSS told ArmInfo.
He said that a criminal case has been initiated on the fact of illegal border crossing. Investigation is launched. "I can provide no more details for legal reasons," Baghramyan said. The resident of Van, Turkey, crossed the Armenian-Turkish border near the village of Bagaran, Armavir region, Armenia, on Jan 8 2013, by swimming across the River of Arpachay. By official data, the detainee does not want to return to Turkey. He strives to leave for France to join his relatives.