RESIDENTS OF "LAST ARMENIAN VILLAGE" OF TURKEY ALSO VOTE FOR AK PARTY
Jul 30, 2007
ANKARA, JULY 30, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. The residents of
the "last Armenian village" of Turkey also gave their votes for the
ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party at the July 22 paliamentary
elections, "Radical" daily reported.
Speaking about the support given to AK Party by the villagers, the
head of the Vakifl village Berc Kartun said that the government has
almost always responded to their demands: "Foreign tourists often
visit our village. We requested that the village roads be improved
and our request has not been ignored," he noted.
As regards activities of the opposition Republican People’s Party,
the village head said that they consider this party’s position on the
issue of ethnic minorities as unacceptable: "The Republican People’s
party, which calls itself a social-democratic party, acts as an
opposition party in issues related to ethnic minorities as well. One
is tempted to ask the question: Is the Republican People’s Party is
a social-democratic party or a nationalist one?" Berc Kartun noted.