Levon Ter Petrossian (president 1991-98) on Turkey
Levon Ter Petrossian, born in Aleppo in 1946, comes from a family of genocide survivors. A graduate of the Oriental Studies Department of Yerevan State University, Ter Petrossian was to become an eminent expert on Oriental studies. In 1966, he was arrested and detained for a week by Soviet Armenian authorities for active participation in protests commemorating the genocide.
Having worked in the Ancient Manuscripts Institute of Armenia (Matenadaran), he found himself