Turkish state blocks election of a new Armenian Patriarch – World Watch Monitor

Patriarch Mesrob II Mutafyan was officially retired in October 2016. Pic - http://www.armradio.am

Barbara G. Baker - WorldWatchMonitor - 27/2/18 For the sixth time since the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923, the government of constitutionally “secular” Turkey has openly intervened in the selection of a new Armenian Patriarch to lead the nation’s largest Christian community. Now estimated at less than 40,000, Turkey’s Armenian community – located primarily in Istanbul ...