ISTANBUL — Mustafa Farsakoglu, the Mayor of islands adjacent to Istanbul broke with Turkish tradition appointing member of city council Raffi Hermon Araks, Armenian by origin, to the post of his deputy, Taraf reported.
The Mayor noted that they should meet halfway non-Muslim citizens to protect their rights. “We realize the responsibility. It is shameful even to utter “ethnic minority” phrase. We have appointed to the post our friend elected by people,” he said.
Raffi Hermon Araks has recently organized Kurban Bairam for local residents.
The official, as well as his people took part in namaz and then distributed the sacrificed meat among the needy families. He congratulated the local residents, assuring them that he is ready to perform a namaz with “our Muslim brothers and offer a prayer at the synagogues of Jewish brothers.”

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  1. I come from Armenia. I’m a lecturer at the University and I would be delighted to have a meeting with the Armenian appointed vice-mayor Raffi Hermon Araks. Do arrange it for me, please!

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