Turkey's State Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis visited Virgin Mary Assyrian Orthodox Church in Beyoglu district in Istanbul on Sunday.
Bagis said that Turkish citizens of Assyrian origin had always worked for Turkey and its development.
Bagis said that Turkey was passing through a different and brand new era and the country was getting stronger.
Turkey had the 6th largest economy in Europe and it had the potential of the fastest growing economy in Europe, he said.
"Our Assyrian brothers and sisters are also pleased with development and transformation in Turkey," he said.
Bagis said that they would improve reform process and democratization in the country.
Metropolitan Bishop of the Assyrian Orthodox Church Yusuf Cetin said that representatives of all political parties visited the church ahead of the general elections. "But State Minister Bagis visited us two years ago. He was the first minister to visit us," he said.
"We always pray for our country's unity, development and for the world peace," Cetin said.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 16 Mayıs 2011, 09:34