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Turkish business delegation visit to Fresno canceled after Armenian complaints
2019-01-11 10:24:11

A planned reception in Fresno for a food and agriculture delegation visiting from Turkey has been canceled after complaints from members of the area’s influential Armenian community.

“Out of respect to our community, the upcoming event scheduled for January 15 with an agriculturally-based Turkish delegation to Fresno has been canceled,” the Fresno Economic Development Council, Fresno Chamber of Commerce, Fresno County Farm Bureau, and the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Fresno said in a joint statement.

State Sen. Andreas Borgeas, a Republican representing Fresno, also signed the statement.

The Fresno Business Journal first reported about the meeting between the Fresno groups and the West Mediterranean Exporters Association with a view of creating trade opportunities.