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Mkhitaryan says will have no issues traveling to Istanbul

Armenia captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan has said he will have no problem traveling to Istanbul for AS Roma’s Europa League clash against Istanbul Basaksehir.

 “No, I won’t have any problems. We have played a lot of games there before. Armenia-Turkey is not the same as Armenia-Azerbaijan,” Mkhitaryan told the first press conference as Roma player.

“Yes, there is an old history [Armenian Genocide], but I have never had a problem playing in Turkey, for pre-season, for Europa League, for Champions League and I don’t think I will for this group game,” the midfielder said.

In May 2019 Mkhitaryan missed the Europa League final in Baku because of security issues.  

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