Illegal Armenian family hails Turkey's residence permit

An Armenian family is glad to stay in Turkey after they were granted residence permit with direction of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Illegal Armenian family hails Turkey's residence permit

An Armenian family is glad to stay in Turkey after they were granted residence permit with direction of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In an interview with the A.A correspondent, Hasmik Manukyan, mother of 22-year-old Arthur who suffers from moyamoya disease, said that she was glad that her son could continue his treatment in Turkey.

Manukyan said they came to Turkey in 2005 and Arthur worked at a jewelery shop in Kapalicarsi and she baby-sat.

"Arthur had chronic headaches and we went to Sirp Pirgic Hospital. Doctors diagnosed him with moyamoya disease (an inherited disease in which certain arteries in the brain are constricted)," Manukyan said.

She said they were granted residence permit on Monday and they were really happy to stay in Turkey. Manukyan said they appreciated Prime Minister Erdogan's efforts for their permit.

"We hope that Turkish and Armenian people will live together like friends. I hope that one day borders will be opened," she said.

Manukyan said she also felt deep sorrow that Turkish flags were burned in Armenia.

Turkey has granted a five-year residence permit to Manukyan family on Monday.

Thousands of Armenians are living illegally in Turkey, most of them in Istanbul. The exact number is unknown but they are usually known as undocumented Armenians who are working illegally in Turkey.


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