ARMENIAN CANDIDATES ELECTED TO SOME MUNICIPALITIES IN TURKEY

APA
March 31 2009
Azerbaijan

Ankara-APA. Most of Armenian candidates were elected to the city and
town municipalities in Turkey, APA reports quoting Vesti.az. For the
first time in Turkey, so many Armenians were elected to the municipal
assemblies and the observers related it to the warm relations of
current government of Turkey with Armenia and its plans to open the
borders. The Armenians were active in the leftist parties so far,
but now they are extending their activity in the rightist parties
too. On Mrch 29, Vazgen Bar was elected to Shishsli, Araks Adalar,
Ohanes Garabetyan, Yervant Ozuzun and Bedros Avedikyan - Bakirkoy,
Verkin Arioba - Beyoglu municipality of Istanbul.

The political analysts said the Armenians had chance to be elected to
the parliament in future. The rightist parties said that Rakel Dink,
wife of killed Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, could run for the
parliament in oncoming election.