Ruins of Ani (Photo courtesy of The Atlantic)

Turkish Authorities to Patrol Ani to Stop Armenian Flag Waving


ISTANBUL ( — The Kars Governor’s Office and the local branch of Turkish Gendarmerie have adopted a decision to introduce a 24-hour patrol at the site of Ani ruins. The decision, announced on September 24, is to prevent numerous Armenian tourist visiting the site from waving the flag of Armenia.

In an interview with the outlet, Goksel Gulbey, the head of an anti-Armenian Turkish NGO called “Association Struggling against baseless Armenian lies” welcomed the decision, arguing for years Armenians have visited Kars, the ruins of Ani, Aghtamar island Van, Mount Ararat and waved the national flags of Armenia and Karabakh.


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