Another Turkish media outlet has taken an interview from newly elected Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, Archbishop Sahag Mashalian.
In an interview with Mashalian, the Turkish Hurriyet’s correspondent tried to ask the Armenian Patriarch about his opinion on the Armenian Genocide, and Patriarch Mashalian tried to answer this sensitive question diplomatically once again.
“Our hope is that the Turks understand the losses and sufferings of the Armenian people. We Armenians know them since we experienced them. However, the Turks don’t know much about them. In Turkey, things are portrayed in such a way that people believe national minorities are rich and live happily, but this isn’t the way it is at all and hasn’t been this way in the past either. When you lose a person, you can’t bring him or her back, but you want to keep mourning. People need to respect each other’s mourning and share the sorrow because when you share the sorrow, there is less sorrow, and when you share joy, there is more joy,” Mashalian said.