Member of Parliament Mkhitar Hayrapetyan posted on Facebook the following:
“Earlier today, I had a phone call with the Consul General of Armenia in Aleppo, Armen Sarkissian.
As you know Turkish troops launched a military operation in Northern Syria. Provided that the Armenian population in the area is under fire, I got in contact with Consul Armen Sarkissian in order to get informed about the situation on the ground.
At this point, Turks are bombing the city of Tell Abiad where 16 Armenian families permanently reside. Their evacuation is currently underway. Apart from this, city of Qamishli, with a number of Armenian residents, is also under attack. I asked our Consul to convey my support to the Armenian community, and in general, I pray for Armenians living in Syria and for our fellow Syrian people.”