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Turkish parties participating in parliamentary elections have submitted lists of candidates not including Armenians.

In fact Turks’ claims that representatives of ethnic minorities should be involved in parliament’s work are bluff. Turkish press seized a chance publishing new reports about Armenian candidates who had to represent ruling and opposition parties.

Even Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party refused to present a candidate of Armenian descent, although the reports said party’s chairman Selahatin Demirtas proposed to include Armenians and representatives of other ethnic minorities in the list.

No Armenians have been elected to the Turkish parliament for nearly 50 years.

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