March 11, Turkish Vice Prime Minister Bulent Arinc (foto) met with representatives of national and religious minorities in Turkey.
21 people, including Israeli rabbi Isaak Halevan, Georgian Orthodox Church representative Simon Zazade, Head of Religious Council of the Armenian Patriarchate Archbishop Aram Ateshyan and Greek Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople attended the meeting, Turkish Haberler website reports.
According to him, all citizens of Turkey have equal rights. “Today, not all the problems of ethnic minorities are solved. However, we are sincere in our efforts to resolve them,” he said.
Responding to the journalists’ questions, Arinc noted that sees no problem in the reopening of Greek school in