Qa-21, 12 April 2020, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, In Response To A Question Regarding The Reference To Mount Ararat On The Aid Packages Sent To Armenia By China Within The Context Of The Fight Against Covid-19 Pandemic

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 12.04.2020

Upon the news in question, on 11 April, a démarche was made to the PRC Ambassador in Ankara and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, demanding an explanation.

The Ambassador of the PRC informed that the aid they sent to Armenia was prepared by a local government and delivered to Yerevan by a private company. He explained that the statements on the packages were written only in Chinese language by the local government and there was no mention of Mount Ararat and it was understood that the English translation referring to Mount Ararat had been added later. Ambassador of the PRC stated that the case is currently being investigated, and Turkey would be informed of the outcome of the investigation; adding that the PRC respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Turkey.

Atatürk

Engin Arıkan Consul General
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 15:00

For visa applications please make a pre-application and an appointment on www.konsolosluk.gov.tr For visa information, please visit: https://www.konsolosluk.gov.tr/VisaInfo/Index
1/1/2020 1/1/2020 New Year's Day
4/4/2021 4/5/2021 Easter
4/27/2021 4/27/2021 National Day (King's Day)
5/5/2021 5/5/2021 Liberation Day (1945)
5/13/2021 5/13/2021 Ascension
5/13/2021 5/13/2021 Ramadan Feast
5/23/2021 5/24/2021 Whit Monday
7/20/2021 7/20/2021 Feast of Sacrifice
10/29/2021 10/29/2021 Turkish Republic Day
12/25/2021 12/26/2021 Christmas
1/1/2022 1/1/2022 New Year's Day

+31 10 766 0007 / +90 312 292 29 29