ARTAK SHAKARYAN: TURKEY SEEKS A CONVENIENT LEADER FOR ARMENIAN COMMUNITY

PanARMENIAN.Net
31.03.2010 14:54 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Turkish Prime Minster needed to restore his image
after the shameful interview to BBC, an Armenian expert said.

"The meeting with head of the Armenian community Bedros Sirinoglu was
a PR action, which, by the way, arouse discontent of the community,"
Artak Shakaryan told a news conference in Yerevan.

"The events of 1915 generated a conflict between our nations, which
had lived in peace before. We should forget this conflict and look
into the future. The Armenian President is of a similar opinion,"
TRT quoted Sirinoglu as saying on March 26.

"Turkey seeks a convenient leader for Armenian community, which already
feels hostage to the government. Ankara wants to secure itself against
appearance of a new Hrant Dink," Mr. Shakaryan noted

Asked by a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter to comment on the forthcoming
election of co-Patriarch of Constantinople, the expert said that
the Armenian community has split, some supporting Patriarchal Locum
Tenens Aram Ateshyan, the others speaking out for AAC Gugark Diocese
head Sepuh