In an interview on Christmas Day (January 7) on the channel Rossiya 24, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus’, the highest ranking figure in the Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill, denied the massacres of Christians in Turkey.
Below is the translation of the excerpt of the interview shown in the video:
“[…] Military Actions, which have always brought about losses on one side or the other, have experienced anything similar to what is now happening in the ‘Muslim world’. Just take as an example even the Turkish-Ottoman Empire [sic]. Yes, there were Christian minorities, but they were never running the risk of extermination […]”.
The video was published on Youtube on 10.01.2016.
This briefing is a Left Russia original piece.