ANKARA: Mutafyan Visits Kadir Topbas

Cihan News
July 14 2004

Mutafyan Visits Kadir Topbas

ISTANBUL (CIHAN) – Turkish Armenian Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan visited
the mayor of the metropolitan municipality of Istanbul, Kadir Topbas.
In the meeting which lasted for half an hour, Mutafyan presented
Topbas with a book about the cultural development of Istanbul.

The Patriarch declared that the largest minority in Turkey is the
Armenian community. Mutafyan stated: “The Armenian community has been
a part of Istanbul since the 4th century. It has contributed to the
culture, social life and art of Istanbul.” Topbas thanked the
patriarch by presenting him with a ceramic plate.