ArmInfo.Citizens of Syria, Lebanon and Iraq who have received Armenian citizenship will be able to obtain Armenian passports for the first time until December 31, 2019 at the Armenian embassies or consulates of these countries. The decision was made at a government meeting on October 10.
According to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Avet Adonts, until today the deadline for obtaining Armenian passports was limited on December 31, 2018. However, given the tense situation, continuing to be observed in these states, there was a need to extend the deadline. As necessary, the Deputy Minister continued, the new term may be extended by a decision of the RA Government. "The need to develop a concept on Syria, taking into account the situation there, should be noted," the deputy foreign minister of Armenia stressed.
Recall that the day before, Turkish bombers attacked the positions of the Kurds. By evening, Turkish artillery was engaged.
A few hours after the air raids and shelling, Turkey launched a ground attack. The purpose of the operation is to oust Kurdish militia units from the northern regions of Syria and create a "security zone" there. Two million Syrian refugees are planned to be accommodated in this zone. Donald Trump, who had previously practically given the green light to this offensive, having led the US military out of the region, already after the start of the air raids called Turkey's operation against the Syrian Kurds "a bad idea." At the request of France, the UN Security Council will discuss this operation.