Supreme President George G. Horiates led the AHEPA family’s participation at a protest spearheaded by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) held at Lafayette Park (across from the White House), Nov. 13, 2019. The protest coincided with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting with President Donald J. Trump at the White House.
“We proudly joined with others to send a clear message that Mr. Erdogan is not welcome here and his authoritarianism is not worthy to be dignified with a visit to the White House,” Supreme President George Horiates said. “Instead, Turkey must be held responsible for its countless illegal activities and violations of international law and human rights. We were here today to make a stand in defense of Hellenic principles and to uphold American values and interests.”
He added, “It’s further clear Congress must act to hold Turkey accountable.”
Supreme President Horiates, who rallied protesters with chants of “Long Live Greece” and “Long Live Cyprus,” conveyed his appreciation to the organizations with which AHEPA co-hosted the protest, especially ANCA, and to all the participants who braved the frigid temperature to exercise their First Amendment right to protest peacefully, yet passionately. He also spoke with several media outlets covering the protest, including Antenna TV.