Turkish Armenians accuse Armenian diaspora of deception
Illegal migrants from Armenia residing in Turkey accused the Armenian diaspora of fraud said they are unwilling to go back to Armenia, the Turkish Cihan news agency reported.
Some migrants say the Armenian government has noted create conditions to improve the lives of the people.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent warnings about the possible expulsion of Armenians illegally living in Turkey caused great concern among the migrants, the news agency reported.
However, the illegal migrants do not blame the Turkish government, but rather the Armenian lobby, they said.
In an interview with BBC, Erdogan warned of the possible expulsion of 100,000 Armenians illegally living in Turkey if Armenia does not rid its policies of the diaspora's control.
The PM responded to a question about Ankara's reaction to the adoption of a resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian Genocide" by the several parliaments worldwide.
A week after the adoption of the resolution by a U.S. House committee March 4, the Swedish parliament by a margin of one vote approved a document recognizing the so-called "genocide."
Erdogan said nearly 170,000 Armenians live in Turkey today.
"Of them, 70,000 are our citizens and the others are living illegally in Turkey," he said. "Tomorrow, if necessary, I will say that 100,000 have to leave our country. I'll do this because they are not our citizens and I am not obliged to keep them in our country."
According to the migrants, during their stay in Turkey, they do not face mistreatment by the Turkish people or the government.