ILLEGAL ARMENIAN FAMILY HAILS TURKEY'S RESIDENCE PERMIT

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April 27 2010
Turkey

An Armenian family is glad to stay in Turkey after they were granted
residence permit with direction of Turkish Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010 16:58

An Armenian family is glad to stay in Turkey after they were granted
residence permit with direction of Turkish Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan.

In an interview with the A.A correspondent, Hasmik Manukyan, mother
of 22-year-old Arthur who suffers from moyamoya disease, said that
she was glad that her son could continue his treatment in Turkey.

Manukyan said they came to Turkey in 2005 and Arthur worked at a
jewelery shop in Kapalicarsi and she baby-sat.

"Arthur had chronic headaches and we went to Sirp Pirgic Hospital.

Doctors diagnosed him with moyamoya disease (an inherited disease in
which certain arteries in the brain are constricted)," Manukyan said.

She said they were granted residence permit on Monday and they were
really happy to stay in Turkey. Manukyan said they appreciated Prime
Minister Erdogan's efforts for their permit.

"We hope that Turkish and Armenian people will live together like
friends. I hope that one day borders will be opened," she said.

Manukyan said she also felt deep sorrow that Turkish flags were burned
in Armenia.

Turkey has granted a five-year residence permit to Manukyan family
on Monday.

Thousands of Armenians are living illegally in Turkey, most of them
in Istanbul. The exact number is unknown but they are usually known
as undocumented Armenians who are working illegally in Turkey.