Syrian Armenians Demand To Condemn Turkish Role In Kessab Events


18:30 26.03.20140

Hasmik Martirosyan

Public Radio of Armenia

Representatives of the Aleppo national authorities Nerses Sardisian
and Karo Yuzbashian met with journalists in Yerevan to speak about
the Kessab events and the future of Syrian Armenians. They believe
Armenians will once return to Kessab and there is no need in sending
volunteer groups to Syria. They say the issue should not be speculated.

Turks opened the border and helped the terrorists enter
Armenian-populated Kessab, the Syrian Armenians said, urging the
international community to condemn Turkey’s actions.

“The Turkish factor in Kessab was apparent both in their political
support, and their contribution to the incursion of armed bands
into Syria. The Armenian authorities can use this fact to reveal the
real face of Turkey ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian
Genocide,” Karo Yuzbashian said.

Nerses Sargisian said several Armenian families did not manage to
leave the city, and their fate is unknown. Most of those, who managed
to escape, have found refuge in Latakia and have to wait for a while
before returning home.

Will this lead to another inflow of Syrian Armenians to Armenia? Karo
Yuzbashian said the first direction of every Syrian Armenia leaving
the country is Armenia or Artsakh. The farmers settle in Arsakh,
while craftsmen prefer Armenia.

The Syrian Armenians stressed it’s important for international
structures to condemn the role of Turkey in the recent events like
the Armenian National Committees in Europe and the US did.

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