Mihran Prgiç Gültekin

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Mihran Prgiç Gültekin (born Selahattin Gültekin; Armenian: Միհրան Փրկիչ), is an Armenian activist, writer, politician, and is the head of the Dersim Armenians Faith and Social Assistance Association[1] also the deputy of Western Armenia.[2]

Mihran Prgiç Gültekin
Միհրան Փրկիչ
Member of Parliament[2]
PresidentArmenak Aprahamian[3]
CountryWestern Armenia flag.png Republic of Western Armenia[2]
Personal details
Born
Selahattin Gültekin

1960
Tunceli,[1] Tunceli Province, Turkey

Armenians in Dersim[change | change source]

According to Mihran Prgiç Gültekin, the head of the Union of Dersim Armenians, around 75% of the population in villages of Dersim are "converted Armenians."[4][5] The greater part of hidden Armenians of Dersim, according Gultekin, is afraid that the nationalist regime may be back and may repress them. Currently over 200 families have announce their Armenian descent in Dersim, Gultekin said.[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "'Gizli' Ermeniler gerçek kimliklerine dönüyor". Agos. (in Turkish). "Türkiye Gazetesi'nden Melik Duvaklı, Dersimli Ermeniler İnanç ve Soyal Yardımlaşma Derneği Başkanı Miran Pirgiç ile gizli Ermeni kimliği üzerine konuşuyor."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Mihran Pırgiç'in kitabının tanıtımı gerçekleşti". Western Armenia TV. (in Turkish). "Batı Ermenistan vatandaşı ve Parlamento Milletvekili Mihran Pırgiç’in kaleme aldığı “Varlığımızın İzleri” kitabının tanıtımı Yerevan’ın Tekeyan Merkezi’nde gerçekleşti.".
  3. "Interview with President of Western Armenia Armenak Aprahamian". Western Armenia TV.
  4. "Mihran Gultekin: Dersim Armenians Re-Discovering Their Ancestral Roots". Massis Post. "75 percent of Dersim population is converted Armenians, founder of “Union of Dersim Armenians” Mihran Gultekin told reporters in Yerevan (Dersim is a region of eastern Turkey, which includes Tunceli Province, Elazig Province, and Bingöl Province)."
  5. "Documentary on Islamized Armenians of Dersim Screened at Columbia University". Armenian Weekly. "Mihran Prgiç Gültekin, the head of the Union of Dersim Armenians, estimates that about 75% of the village’s population are “converted Armenians."
  6. "Mihran Gultekin: Dersim Armenians Re-Discovering Their Ancestral Roots". Massis Post. "The greater part of hidden Armenians of Dersim, according Gultekin, is afraid that the nationalist regime may be back and may repress them. Currently over 200 families have announce their Armenian descent in Dersim, Gultekin said."