SOCIETY

CHURCHES People keep protesting Ateşyan

Protests against Aram Ateşyan, who maintains his seat as General Vicar of the Patriarch, continued this week. People gathered in front of Feriköy Surp Vartanants Church for staging protest.
SPORT Hrant Dink commemorated in Euro Armenian Games

Two teams from Istanbul gained success in Euro Armenian Games which was held in Geneva between April 14 and 16. “Sassoun Lugano” team from Switzerland featured Hrant Dink's photo on their uniform.
CHURCHES Bekçiyan calls for the support of people

Değabah Karekin Bekçiyan released a written statement. He urged the clerics who voted for him to stand up for their votes and asked for the support of the representatives of the Armenian society.
CHURCHES What happened in the patriarchate yesterday?

Istanbul Governor’s Office interfered in the patriarchal election. During the election of değabah, a notice signed by the deputy governor was sent to the patriarchate, claiming that starting the election process is “legally” impossible. Ateşyan and Maşalyan will try to meet with the governor and explain the process.