EXPERT: 40 % OF TURKISH POPULATION DOES NOT WANT TO LIVE WITH THE CHRISTIAN NEIGHBOR
Today head of the Armenian science department of “Noravanq” educational
foundation, expert on Turkey Alistakes Simavoryan and expert of the
same foundation Vahram Hovyan met journalists and referred to the
topic of religious intolerance against Christians in Turkey.
According to A. Simavoryan now 120.000 Christians live in Turkey now
and 59.000 of them are Armenians. There are also sects in Turkey,
for example, witnesses of Jehovah and Mormons. There are Armenians
among them as well.
As the expert noted Turks are afraid that their country may become a
Christian state, but according to him it is not possible. According
to the speaker Turkey will lead anti-Christian politics in coming
30-40 years as well and it will be especially directed to the Armenian
“The social inquiries in Turkey show that 40 % of the population does
not want to live with the Christian neighbor. And 58 % of them does
not want to live with Jew neighbor”, Simavoryan noted.
Expert also noted that Armenian community is on the eve of vanishing in
Turkey as a result of the intolerance attitude. According to him media
is very active in this issue. “Every action by the Christian Church
is presented as negative action. Even the churches are presented as
Expert of the “Noravanq” foundation Vahram Hovyan announced in his
turn that the attacks and pressure against Christians are held both
by the government and by the Turk extremists.