On the occasion of the Armenian Christmas (celebrated on 6 January), the Mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu has visited the city's Armenian Patriarchate to exchange greetings with the recently elected Patriarch, Bishop Sahak Masalian. After, the Mayor of Istanbul went to the Armenian Church in the district of Yesilkoy, and met there with members of the local Armenian community.
source: commonspace.eu with news.am and agencies
photo: Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu with the Armenian Patriarch of Costantinople and other senior Armenian clergy.
Campaigning has started in earnest and there are plenty of candidates to choose from. "However it is still too early to speak about election excitement. There is still a lack of spontaneity in the whole affair. It appears to be a new situation, and eveyone is threading carefully, But aleady enough has changed to make this election worth following".