Patriarchal Locum Tenens Bishop Mashalyan arrived at Ankara on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. He was accompanied by Father Kirkor Damadyan, the Paris Priest from Kadikoy. Bishop Mashalyan, attended to the opening ceremony of the National Assembly upon the invitation of Dr. Mustafa Şentop, the President of the Assembly. After the ceremony, Bishop Mashalyan met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
On the same day, during the reception at 19.00, Bishop Mashalyan personally congratulated the President Erdogan and the President of the Assembly, Dr. Şentop.
Bishop Sahak Mashalyan returned to Istanbul after the reception.