By Kosta Onisenko
A storm of reactions has caused a statement by the Patriarch of Moscow Cyril, regarding the treatment of the Christian minorities by the Ottoman Empire.
During an interview with the Russian channel “Россия 24”, the Patriarch of Moscow pointed out that in the Ottoman Empire no one exterminated Christian minorities.
“Take for example the Turkish, the Ottoman Empire. “Yes, there were Christian minorities, but no one exterminated them,” said Patriarch Kyrillos, adding that “there was order in relations between religious communities.”
The statement was made immediately after the US recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire.