Erdogan reveals why so many Armenians live in Turkey

Erdogan reveals why so many Armenians live in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed why there are so many Armenians living in Turkey.

Speaking at the Budapest Process forum on migration issues in Istanbul, he said that about 100,000 Armenians live in Turkey, and 40,000 of them are citizens of Turkey.

"Turkey doesn’t expel Armenians who have to flee their country due to the economic crisis," Erdogan said.

He added that despite this, anti-Turkish propaganda regarding the 1915 events is being conducted in Western countries, in particular, in Europe.

According to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 51,800 tourists from Armenia visited Turkey in 2018, which is 7.37 percent more compared to 2017.

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