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 ...

Armenian community’s Paylan: Constitution should have no superior identity

Garo Paylan (Photo: Today's Zaman)

27/2/2012 YONCA POYRAZ DOĞAN, İSTANBUL An Armenian community leader who is working in civil society platforms to develop ideas on how to write Turkey's new constitution has told Today's Zaman for Monday Talk that the new constitution should be all-encompassing. “There should not be a superior identity -- such us Turk or Turkishness -- and people should be ...

Turkey’s non-Muslims eye a modern Civil Constitution

DUBAI (Alarabiya.net) 9/4/2011 While Turkey plans to replace its current constitution with a new civilian one, non-Muslim Turkish nationals seek to guarantee the protection of their rights other than the outdated Lausanne Treaty. Lausanne Treaty was provided for the independence of Turkey on July 24, 1923 and for the protection of Greek Orthodox Christian minority in the ...

Istanbul Armenians Document Violations of Minority Rights in Turkey

01/03/2011 Two recent documents from Istanbul shed new light on violations of minority rights in Turkey. The authors of these reports make cautious, yet accurate assessments of the problems facing the Armenian, Greek and Jewish communities. The first document, dated February 2011, is titled: "Report on non-Muslim Minorities." It is written by three well-known Istanbul Armenians: Krikor ...