Turkey: First Armenian district governor in 99 years
For the first time in the history of the Turkish Republic, an Armenian Turkish citizen was appointed as district governor, Armenian newspaper Agos reported on Wednesday.
"A member of the Armenian community in Turkey will assume a public official post for the first time in the history of the Republic. 27-year-old Berk Acar, who had qualified last year in an exam for the post of district governorship, later qualified in the interview as well." the newspaper said.
Berk Acar, who has been appointed by the Turkish Interior Ministry as the district governor of Babadag district in Turkey's western province of Denizli, is a lawyer by profession.
Babadag (known as Salbacos in antiquity) is a small highland district with a population of 6,848, reached by a steep, winding road uphill from the neighboring town of Saraykoy.