Armenians - refugees from Iraq prefer Kurdistan to highland Karabakh
The absence of conditions for the safe life is the basic reason of the emigration of Armenians from Iraq, with the change of power in Iraq of 18 thousand Armenians, this country left about 3 thousand Armenians. On this, as transmits correspondent IA regnum, stated on 30 March at the encounter in the scientifically- educational fund For "noravank" in Yerevan the chapter of the Armenian central national administration of Iraq Paruyr Of akopyan.
According to him, only to Armenia emigrated from 600 to 700 Armenians from Iraq, about 1,5 thousand. - into adjacent Syria, Jordan and other countries. At the same time, noted Akopyan, is noted the migration of Armenians into the northern part of Iraq - Kurdistan. Here they feel themselves in the greater safety, since Kurdistan has internal autonomy. He emphasized that the authorities of Armenia cared that the Iraqi Armenians could settle in highland Karabakh, where they will ensure them with the dwelling also of scotomas. However, according to the chapters of the Armenian community of Iraq, which was accustomed to live in the large cities Armenians, do not experience special enthusiasm with this prospect. "they more greatly are aimed at THE USA and Europe, and if we obtain visa would be then not complicatedly, migration was more", it noted. "in Kurdistan it is considerably better than in the same Karabakh, since it is economically more developed, it has large petroleum reserves, are more developed universities", noted Akopyan.
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