Imagine if 58% of Germans didn’t want to live among Jews and 40% of them didn’t want to live among Christians in post-Nazi Germany. Now, replace the word “Germans” with “Turks” in post-Armenian genocide Turkey.
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 Community.
“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.
Yet, Leslie Stahl reported that Turkish imam Fethullah Gulen helped to transform Turkey into a ‘moderate’ Islamic Democracy.
Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the upcoming book, Unsung Davids