ARMENIANS IN BAGHDAD HOLD PROTEST MARCH TO TURKISH EMBASSY

17:49 24/04/2015 " POLITICS

In the framework of the Armenian Genocide Centennial events, the
Armenians of Baghdad have marched towards the Turkish Embassy in
protest against the policy of denial of Turkey, the Facebook page of
the Armenian diocese of Iraq reports.

More than 500 Armenians, with the guidance of the leader of the
Armenian diocese of Iraq, Archbishop Avag Asaturyan, and accompanied
by the representatives of the National Central Department and priests,
have held a protest march towards the Turkish Embassy.

Reaching the Embassy of Turkey, the Chairman of the National Central
Department, Melkon Melkonian, read the protest statement of the
Iraqi Armenians addressed to the authorities of Turkey which was
later pasted on the Embassy walls.

The protest statement was also handed to the local news media which
in their turn widely covered the topic.

It is noted that this is the first case in the history of the Iraqi
Armenian community that such a large-scale event is held.

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