The Message President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent to Armenian Patriarch of Turkey, Reverend Sahak Maşalyan


Reverend Sahak Maşalyan,

Armenian Patriarch of Turkey,

Distinguished members of the Armenian community,

My treasured citizens,

I salute you with my heartfelt feelings and affection.

I remember with respect the Ottoman Armenians, who lost their lives under the harsh conditions of the First World War, and offer my condolences to their grandchildren.

We all are the members of the family of humanity regardless of our ethnic origin, religion, language or color.

To Patriarch, Turkish leader urges better ties with Armenia. “We cannot allow centuries-old culture of Turks, Armenians living together to be forgotten”, says President Erdogan


Turkey's president on Saturday sent a letter to the head of the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul urging the development of good neighborly relations with Armenia.

In his message to Sahak Mashalian, head of the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the debate over the Armenian claims of the events of 1915, which has been politicized by third parties and turned into tools of interference, has helped no one.