The statement by Karegin II, which was made in Turkey on 27 June 2006, has led to split in Armenian community of this country. He sated that the genocide has been committed and it should be recognized, Trendspecial in Ankara reports.
Along with support to the statement, some Armenians in Turkey said that as a religious leader Karegin II was to express his views on historic event in a peaceable way in a host country.
The Armenian-language papers published in Turkey, Agos and Zhamanak accused the religious leader of the Turkish Armenia, Mesrop Mutafian, of not impeding the conduct of a conduct a news conference by Karegin II.
In reply to critical notes Mustafian banned the around 30 Armenian societies, churches, hospitals, schools functioning in Turkey, to sponsor, finance and place ads in these newspapers.
The conflict between the leaders of the Armenian church of Istanbul and publishers of Agos and Zhamanak newspapers are accompanies by insults in the local media.