Armenian lawmaker asks Interior Minister over threats of terrorist attacks against Turkey’s minorities
Pro-Kurdish HDP’s Armenian lawmaker Garo Paylan has submitted a parliamentary question for Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu to respond over the allegations that Turkey’s minorities are facing threats of terrorist attacks.
“Are the allegations of plans to attack minority communities correct and what measures did you take to prevent attacks on minorities?” Paylan asked, Agos reported on Wednesday.
“The intelligence information over the possibility of attacks on institutions, places of worship, civil and spiritual representatives of minority communities has increased the anxiety in minority communities,” Paylan said.
On Tuesday, Bedros Sirinoglu, the President of Armenian Foundations Union and Surp Pirgic Hospital Foundation has sent a message to Armenian foundations’ administrators that he has been informed that three ISIS militants who have entered Turkey were planning an "assassination attempt on spiritual and civilian leaders”.
In an interview with Halk TV, Sirinoglu said he received the information via his guards and asked the administrators of the institutions to be careful, suggesting that they pause the activities if necessary.
Following the intelligence received, the police department has increased the number of his guards, Sirinoglu said.