Turkey on threshold of new wave of Armenian illegal immigrants
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey is one of the countries, which has today become a haven for refugees from neighboring Arabic countries, still covered by armed clashes.
But not only Syrian refugees found a haven in Turkey. There are many Armenian refugees in Turkey. They have been living here for at least 13 years and do not hide their hostility to this country.
No matter how hostile the Armenians had been towards the Turks, the history shows that the Turks showed humanism towards the Armenians during the most difficult moments for these people.
At present, more than 100,000 Armenian illegal immigrants live in Turkey. This is confirmed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Earlier, President Erdogan said that Turkey once could deport all Armenian illegal immigrants from the country.
"At present, more than 100,000 citizens of Armenia live in Turkey," he said. "This testifies to the fact that the country has never had discrimination against the Armenians."
In fact, namely the absence of discrimination against the Armenians in Turkey led to the fact that they began to immigrate to this country in search of work. More than 100,000 Armenian illegal migrants in Turkey alone is a very high figure, especially given the fact that the Armenian population amounts to 3 million people.
June 25 is the second day of protests in Yerevan. It seems that Armenian government has decided to take the last piece of bread away from its own people once and for all.
At the beginning of 2015, it was clear that Armenia is on the threshold of strong internal unrests against the background of economic failure.
If the protests in Yerevan continue, it is possible that many Armenians, who eke out their miserable existence, will prefer "hostile" Turkey over famine in Armenia.
They are sure of Turkey's kindness and know that the Turks don't drive beggars out of their doors.
Edited by CN
Rufiz Hafizoglu is the head of Trend Agency's Arabic news service, follow him on Twitter: @rhafizoglu