California Recognizes Two Assyrian Genocides

AINA - 13/9/19 Sacramento, California (AINA) -- The State of California recognized the Assyrian Genocide of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire and the Simmele massacre of 1933 in Iraq in a binding resolution passed on September 9, 2019. The resolution was backed by both Democratic and Republican assembly members and it passed unanimously. The resolution states: Resolved by ...

Assyrian Genocide in Modern History

AINA - August-September 2019 (AINA) -- A report published by the Assyrian Policy Institute "provides a summary of five major events in modern history during which Assyrians were subjected to genocide and ethnic cleansing: The Massacre of Assyrians at Hakkari (1843); the Assyrian Genocide (1914-1923); the Simele Massacre (1933); the Soriya Massacre (1969); and the more ...

Documentary Film on the Assyrian Genocide Shown in Sweden

May 2015 Sodertalje, Sweden (AINA) -- A documentary film on the Turkish genocide of Assyrians in World War One premiered yesterday in the city of Sodertalje, 36 kilometers south of Stockholm. The documentary, titled Seyfo 1915 - The Assyrian Genocide was directed by Assyrian filmmaker Aziz Said, who lives in Berlin. The film was produced by ...

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Sweden

28/4/15 Stockholm (AINA) -- A genocide monument to the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide in World War One was erected today in Botkyrka, a suburb of 20 KM southwest of Stockholm. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Energy Ibrahim Baylan, European Parliamentarian Lars Adaktusson, and Syriac Orthodox archbishop Benjamin Atas. Between 1915 and 1918 ...

Assyrians Call on Turkey’s President to Recognize Armenian Genocide

27/4/15 (AINA) -- An open letter addressed to Turkish president Erdogan, and signed by 22 Assyrian, Kurdish and Turkish organizations, calls on the president to recognize the genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks which occurred during World War One. See Assyrian Genocide 100 for more on the genocide. The letter says "In a democracy, to establish harmony in ...

German Parliament Discusses Armenian, Assyrian Genocide

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http://www.dw.de - 25/4/15 Bundestag President Norbert Lammert opened the debate to mark the centenary of the killings by himself directly referring to the mass killings as genocide. "What happened before the eyes of the world in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War was a genocide," said Lammert. The Bundestag president called on the present Turkish government to accept ...

Assyrians in Turkey Begin 100 Hour Hunger Strike to Commemorate Genocide

Assyrians hunger strike in the Mardin, Turkey, to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks.

23/4/15 Midyat, Turkey (AINA) -- On the centennial anniversary the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks, Assyrians in Midyat have begun a 100 hour hunger strike commemorating the victims of the genocide. The strike was organized by the Assyrian Genocide committee and is being held in the building of the Federation of Assyrian Associations. Committee representative ...

Australian MPs Condemn Vandalism of Assyrian Genocide Monument

18/4/15 (AINA) -- Members of the Australian Parliament have condemned the vandalism of the Assyrian Genocide Monument located in Bonnyrigg, a suburb of Sydney. The monument was defaced yesterday with offensive language and racial insults towards the Assyrian, Armenian and Jewish communities (AINA 2015-04-16). MP Guy Zangari, the Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism, issued the following ...

Assyrian Genocide Monument in Sydney Vandalized for Third Time

17/4/15 Sydney (AINA) -- The Assyrian genocide monument in Bonnyrigg was vandalized yesterday for the third time (AINA 2012-04-06) since it was erected on August 20, 2010 (AINA 2010-08-07). The monument is in memory of the 750,000 Assyrians who were killed by Ottoman Turks and Kurds in World War One, between 1915 and 1918. That genocide ...

Swedish City to Host Assyrian Genocide Exhibiton

12/4/15 Sodertalje, Sweden (AINA) -- The City Hall of the Swedish city of Sodertalje, 36 kilometers south of Stockholm, will host an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Assyrian, Greek and Armenian Genocide. Sodertalje is home to 30,000 Assyrians, a quarter of the population. The city council made the decision to host the Genocide ...

Hunger Strike Planned to Mark Centenary of Assyrian Genocide

  Fides News Agency - April 2015 To commemorate the genocide of their ancestors in 1915, members of the Syriac [Assyrian] community in the city of Midyat will begin a collective hunger strike on 20 April, also to draw the attention of the Turkish public and International opinion to the massacre of Christians that took place in Anatolia. Not ...

Assyrians March in Sweden for Genocide Recognition

26/1/15 Stockholm (AINA) -- More than two thousand Assyrians marched for genocide recognition on Sunday in six cities in Sweden. The marchers held torches and Assyrian flags as they walked silently in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Norrkoping, Linkoping, Jonköping and Orebro. The march was organized by the Assyrian Federation of Sweden and its affiliated organizations to commemorate the centennial ...

Assyrian Genocide Exhibition to Open in New York

12/11/14 Yonkers, New York (AINA) -- The Assyrian American Association of Yonkers, in conjunction with the Museum of Human Rights Freedom and Tolerance, will present an exhibition on the massacre of Assyrians in Iraq. The exhibit is titled From A Crime Without A Name To Genocide: The Simmele Massacre of Assyrians, Iraq, August 1933. The ceremony ...

Armenian and Syrian Orthodox Patriarchs: Recognize the Armenian and Assyrian Genocide

Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Mar Ignatius Aphrem II (holding Cross) praying at the Assyrian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia.

Agenzia Fides - 21/10/14 The primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Syrian Orthodox Church are turning to the whole Christian world and the international community so that, on the occasion of the centennial commemorations the crimes committed against the Armenians and Syriac Christians in 1915, in the current territories of Turkey, are recognized and condemned. The ...

Assyrian Genocide Monument Erected in Athens

21/10/14 Athens, Greece (AINA) -- An Assyrian genocide monument was erected yesterday in Athens, Greece, where 8,000 Assyrians live. The monument is a memorial for the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide of Christians in World War One, which claimed 750,000 Assyrians (75%), 1.5 million Armenians and 500,000 Pontic Greeks. Four hundred people, Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians, ...