Armenian community in Argentina protested over Turkish PM’s visit to Buenos Aires

Argentina protestMembers of the Armenian community in Argentina protested over the presence of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session for the presentation of Istanbul as a candidate to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

Demonstrators gathered outside the meeting venue in Buenos Aires Sept. 7, holding banners that read “No to Istanbul 2020.”

The group also held the pictures of slain Turkish journalist of Armenian origin Hrant Dink. The renowned chief editor of Agos was shot in front of his office in Istanbul on Jan. 19, 2007.

Earlier in the day, another group of Argentinians organized a protest demanding a thorough investigation into the death of four Gezi protesters and a police officer killed during a police crackdown on nationwide protests between May and July.

As it was reported earlier, Tokyo was chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Summer Games. The committee picked Tokyo over the two other contenders, Madrid and Istanbul.

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