Turkey’s Armenians Rediscover Their Identity

Muslim Armenians throughout Turkey are discovering their families’ pre-1915 roots. (Photo: Anahit Hayrapetyan)

Five years ago, 53-year-old freelance columnist Miran Pirgiç, a resident of the eastern Turkish region of Tunceli, decided to disclose a tightly held secret — his Armenian ethnicity.

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Gayane Abrahamyan is a freelance reporter and editor in Yerevan.

Turkey’s Armenians Rediscover Their Identity

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