Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day Amid Strife and Exodus From Middle East

The Arabic letter "n" (inside red circle), signifying "Nasrani" (Christian), on an Assyrian home in Mosul.

  AINA - 10/8/18 (AINA) -- August 7 is Assyrian Martyrs Day. It is commemorated worldwide by Assyrians to remember their fallen, including the 3,000 who were killed by the Iraqi army in Iraq between August 7 and 11, 1933 in the town of Simmele (ܣܡܠܐ), North Iraq, and its surroundings. It was carried out by the ...

ANCIENT GEORGIAN MONASTERY TO BE RESTORED IN TURKEY

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Orthochristian.com - 19/9/17 A tenth century Georgian Orthodox monastery of historic importance found in the northeastern Turkish village of Altiparmak is set to be restored by a group of both Georgian and Turkish experts. The team from the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia and the State Academy of Arts began its work on Parkhali ...

New Book About the Assyrian Genocide Published

AINA - May 2017 PURCHASE A COPY HERE: (AINA) -- A new book on the Turkish genocide of Assyrians has been published by Berghahn Books. The book, titled Let Them Not Return - Sayfo -- The Genocide Against the Assyrian, Syriac, and Chaldean Christians in the Ottoman Empire, was edited by David Gaunt, Naures Atto, and Soner ...

New Book on Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide Published

By Bar Daisan - AINA - 9/4/17 (AINA) -- A new book titled Genocide In The Ottoman Empire - Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks, 1913-1923, edited by George N. Shirinian, has been published by Berghahn Books. The editor is executive director of the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, a division of the Zoryan Institute. ...

The Promise – Movie on the Armenian Genocide will hit theaters on April 21 – 2017

Movieclips Trailers - 22/1/2107 Don't miss 'The Promise' - Hollywood Movie on the Armenian Genocide which will hit theaters on April 21 - 2017 Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American ...

Armenia’s Broken Heritage

In a gorge that separates Armenia (background) from Turkey, the Monastery of the Hripsimian Virgins is one of the crumbling remnants of Ani, a capital once known as the "City Of 1,001 Churches."

RFERL - October 2016 In July 2016, the ancient Armenian city of Ani, now in eastern Turkey, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. For Armenians, a people still living under the shadow of what they regard as "the first genocide of the 20th century” carried out against their ancestors who lived under the Ottoman ...

German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics

By Miryam A. Abraham - June-July 2016 Berlin (AINA) -- By an overwhelming majority, the German parliament (Bundestag) passed a symbolic and long overdue resolution on Thursday, June 2, 2016, recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman government as a genocide. In its main part, the resolution also explicitly acknowledges that Assyrians (also referred ...

The Ministry of Justice of Turkey rejects Catholicosate of Cilicia’s Litigation demanding the return of its Seat in Sis

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org Communiqué On 27 April 2015, the Catholicosate of Cilicia filed a lawsuit at the Turkish Constitutional Court, demanding the return of its historical Seat in Sis. The legal team, which comprises Turkish lawyers and experts on International Human Rights Law and the European Court of Human Rights, prepared a folder of more than one hundred pages, including ...

German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics

By Miryam A. Abraham - June 2016 Berlin (AINA) -- By an overwhelming majority, the German parliament (Bundestag) passed a symbolic and long overdue resolution on Thursday, June 2, 2016, recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman government as a genocide. In its main part, the resolution also explicitly acknowledges that Assyrians (also referred ...

Thousands Rally in LA Urging Justice for Armenians Killed in Genocide

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www.sputniknews.com - 25/4/16 Tens of thousands rallied outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on Sunday to call for justice for Armenians slaughtered in 1915 on orders of the Ottoman Empire government. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Some 60,000 protesters rallied outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on Sunday to call for justice for Armenians slaughtered in 1915 on ...

Thousands worldwide demand that Turkey recognize Armenian genocide on 101st anniversary

Demonstrators hold candles and pictures of Armenian victims during a commemoration for the victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul, Turkey. File photo. © Murad Sezer

www.rt.com - 25/4/16 Thousands of people around the globe took to the streets on Sunday to commemorate the 1915 massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, demanding that Turkey recognize the atrocity as genocide. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and First Lady Rita Sargsyan laid flowers at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in ...

“The Acts of the Ottoman Empire against Armenians and other Christian Communities in 1915 can only be defined as Genocide,” stated His Holiness Aram I

On July 6 2015, a three-day conference on the Syriac Genocide, entitled “Martyrdom and Faith,” began at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon, in the presence of six Christian Religious Heads of the region. During the opening session, His Holiness Aram I spoke to the conference, addressing the following points: In legal terms, the violence against ...

Armenian Genocide/Orthodox Holocaust

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Orthodox Insight - 27/4/15 With the focus on April 23 of the Armenian Genocide commemoration,  which included the canonization of the martyrs, public debate has centered on the use of the term genocide [the policy of deliberately killing a nationality orethnic group] and whether it applies to the 1915-1918 Ottoman Turks’ actions against the 2 million ...

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 ...

Syria Recognizes the Armenian Genocide Committed By the Ottoman Empire- Parliament Speaker Says

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23/4/15 - http://www.armradio.am On the sidelines of the social and political global forum "Against the Crime of Genocide" that has started today in Yerevan, President Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting with Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, Speaker of the People's Council of the Syrian Arab Republic.Serzh Sargsyan welcomed the dignitary to our country and thanked for his participation in ...

The ideology of Pan Turanism was the basis for the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire – His Holiness Aram I

20/4/15 Following the Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where Pope Francis reaffirmed the Armenian Genocide, Catholicos Aram I was interviewed by the Vatican Insider newspaper. The interview covered the following issues: The statement of His Holiness the Pope and Turkey’s reaction to the statement; the current ...

IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS CONDEMNS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

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19/4/15 Washington, D.C. — In Defense of Christians (IDC) Executive Director Kirsten Evans today issued the following statement: “On Wednesday April 15th, the European Parliament joined its voice with other international bodies and adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, “paying tribute, on the eve of the centenary, to the memory of the one-and-a-half million innocent Armenian ...

Remembering the Forgotten Genocide

https://barnabasaid.org - April 2015 In 1900 Christians constituted around 32% of Ottoman Turkey's population. Just 27 years later the figure was down to about 1.8%. In early 1915, a fatwa was issued against non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire. Muslims were called to fight the Christian minorities with whom they had been living as neighbours, albeit not on equal ...

Turkish Government Issues Message Denying Assyrian, Armenian, Greek Genocide

By Rufiz Hafizoglu http://en.trend.az - 24/4/14 Turkey's Cabinet of Ministers has spread a message in connection with the events of 1915, the website of the country's government said on April 23.The message says it is important not to be a captive of historical events and there is need to create a foundation for building a common future. The events ...