Talk:Artvin

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The information on ethnicity of the population is somewhat misleading. What they call Turks were actually Lazs (ethnically Georgians speaking Laz language), who were forced to convert to islam and change their names according to Ottoman traditions. Also, most of the churches called in this article as Armenian Catholic are actually Georgian Orthodox (similar architectural style), which is easy to prove since the signs on those still surviving structures are clearly made in old Georgian alphabet (somewhat similar to that of Armenian, thus the confusion). Alsandro 19:35, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

What an excellent way to mislead people.[edit]

So you put the total demographics in text to hide the fact that Turks form the majority and tabulated the tiny city in which Armenians formed the majority. Propaganda at its finest. i'mg going to upload the regional demographics. No need to mislead people. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.221.106.189 (talk) 00:57, 28 March 2015 (UTC)