Ethnic Armenian nominated as new Turkish Ambassador to France

Ethnic Armenian nominated as new Turkish Ambassador to France

PanARMENIAN.Net - An ethnic Armenian, Daron Acemoglu, was nominated as the new Turkish Ambassador to France, a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry told PanARMENIAN.Net

Daron Acemoglu is a Turkish economist of Armenian origin. He is currently the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and winner of the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal. The economist was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize.

In one of his recent statements, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey views Armenia as "a potential friend".

On March 3, Turkish State Council adopted decision allowing a Turkish citizen of Armenian origin Leo Suren Halepli to work for Turkey's secretariat general for EU affairs.

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