Assyrian Priest Indicted on Terrorism Charges in Turkey

Fr. Sefer Aho Bileçen.

AINA - Assyrian Policy Institute - 12/2/202 The Assyrian Policy Institute is deeply concerned by the indictment of Assyrian Priest Sefer Aho Bileçen (who leads Mor Yacoub Syriac Orthodox Monastery) on terrorism charges in Turkey. He was formally indicted on January 16, 2020, however, Turkish authorities withheld the information until February 8, 2020. Bileçen was arrested along ...

Turkey Says it Cancelled Decision to Seize Assyrian Churches and Monasteries

The Assyrian St. Gabriel Monastery in Mardin, Turkey, established in 397 A.D.

AINA - July 2017 (AINA) -- The Doğan News Agency reported yesterday that Turkey has cancelled its decision to transfer the ownership of 50 Assyrian churches and monasteries to the diyanet, the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs. The Mardin governor's office said the issue must be legally resolved, and until it is the properties in question will ...

Turkey Seizes Assyrian Monastery Property

The St. Gabriel Assyrian Monastery, in Mardin Turkey, was founded in 397 A.D.

By Ygar Gültekin http://www.agos.com.tr AINA - 24/6/17 After Mardin became a Metropolitan Municipality, its villages were officially turned into neighbourhoods as per the law and attached to the provincial administration. Following the legislative amendment introduced in late 2012, the Governorate of Mardin established a liquidation committee. The Liquidation Committee started to redistribute in the city, the property ...