May 30, 2011

Sisli Mayor receives Constantinople Patriarchate Order

Constantinople Patriarchate of the Armenian Apostolic Church honored Mustafa Sarıgül, the Mayor of Sisli district of Istanbul, with Hovhannes Kolot order.

On behalf of the Armenian community, monk Zakeom read aloud the address of Patriarchate co-adjuter Archbishop Aram Ateshyan to thank Mayor Sarıgül for his “assistance in reconstruction of Armenian churches and schools.”

Sarıgül has become the first Muslim to receive an Armenian order in Turkey, Hurriyet reported.

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