ZAMAN. AFTER 45 YEARS OF BREAK TURKISH PARLIAMENT MAY HOST DEPUTIES WITH ARMENIAN ORIGIN

Panorama
Feb 22 2011
Armenia

The forthcoming Turkish Parliamentary elections are scheduled on 12
June. 550 deputies will be either elected or re-elected for 5 years.

Turkish Parliament officially is called Grand National Assembly of
Turkey (TBMM).

Turkish "Zaman" daily informs that Turkish citizens of Armenian origin
are being involved in country's legislative body. Powerful parties
involve one or two Armenian candidates. "Justice and development"
party also engaged candidates with Armenian roots - Melkon Karakiose,
Tatios Bebek, Margar Yesayan, Jerry Khrimyan and Petros Shirinoglu.

Opposition "People's republic party" runs Arev Jebej, and "National
movement" party listed Gegham Karapetyan.

And a couple of days ago "Peace and democracy" party listed Hayko
Baghdad.

"If Armenian community members and the parties manage to fix an
agreement, then after 45 years of break Turkish Parliament will host
deputies with Armenian roots," Zaman writes.




From: A. Papazian