Turkey reportedly considers citizenship for heirs of displaced Armenians

It has been revealed, after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s condolence message to the grandchildren of people who lost their lives during the Armenian genocide, that the Turkish government was preparing to grant citizenship rights to grandchildren of Armenians killed or deported.

Al-Monitor reports that Foreign Ministry officials have confirmed that preparations were in progress. Officials said, “The government is looking favorably to grant Turkish citizenship rights to succeeding generations of Armenians who have lost their citizenship, if they so wish. Preparatory work is in progress.”

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