YEREVAN — Activists from Social Democrat Hunchakian Party’s Sargis Tkhruni student-youth union, Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun party’s Nikol Aghbalyan student and youth union, along with representatives of other opposition forces rallied early Thursday morning in front of Armenia Marriott Hotel to protest against Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who Thursday arrived in Yerevan to attend the 29th session of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

Demonstrators chanted “shame” and waved posters saying: “Stop the occupation of Armenian land” and “Stop the blockade”. They held banners calling on Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 and to stop its anti-Armenian policies.

“We are protesting against Davutoglu’s visit to Yerevan. We also demand that Turkey’s current leaders and current generation recognize the Armenian Genocide. We also demand compensation because Turkey seized our territories,” one of the demonstrators said.

Davutoglu made his way into the Marriott hotel from its back entrance apparently to avoid facing the demonstrators against his visit outside the meeting venue.

sarkisdkhruniprotest1

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Կ\’ԸՆԴՎԶԻՄ

Յարութ Տէր Դաւիթեան Այս տարուան առաջին չորս ամիսներու ընթացքին Հայաստանէն 47 հազար…

NATO Urges Armenia, Azerbaijan To Continue Talks On Karabakh

BAKU — NATO has called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to continue negotiations…

11th Armenian Medical World Congress Welcomes Internationally Prominent Infectious Disease Experts

LOS ANGELES — Infectious diseases remain the leading cause of death in…

‘Our Spirit is Firm, Our Will is Unshakeable’-Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan

President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan released an address on the anniversary of…