Tur Abdin

Turkey Returns Property to Syriac Orthodox Church

May 24, 2018 Featured
Pic- Dayro d'Mor Gabriel - Turabdin

OCP News Service – 24/5/18 Mardin-Turkey- Properties of the Syriac Orthodox community in Tur Abdin is returned to the Church. On 22nd May 2018, nearly fifty Syriac Orthodox churches, monasteries, and cemeteries were returned to the Mor Gabriel Foundation. According to the deed, monasteries, churches, and cemeteries are given back to its rightful owner. Syriac Orthodox community in […]

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New Book About the Assyrian Genocide Published

May 16, 2017 Featured

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, […]

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Turkey Removed Assyrian Sculpture From Public Square

January 18, 2017 Featured News

AINA – 18/1/17 Diyarbakir (AINA) — Turkish authorities removed an Assyrian sculpture from a public square on January 8. The sculpture, an Assyrian winged bull known as a Lamassu, was in front of the local council building in Diyarbakir. No explanation has been provided by the Turkish government. Diyarbakir is home to many Assyrians and […]

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Report on Turkish and Kurdish Confiscation of Assyrian Property

August 13, 2015 Featured News
The Assyrian village of Ainwardo in Turkey (photo: Markus Tozman).

Augin Kurt Haninke – August 2015 (AINA) — The German journalist Susanne Gusten in Istanbul has recently compiled a report showing that both the government and the Kurds confiscate Assyrian property. She suggests measures to be taken by the government to minimize the damage. These measures should not wait for a possible peace settlement with […]

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Documentary Film on the Assyrian Genocide Shown in Sweden

May 14, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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The Holy Cross Monastery in Turkey

October 21, 2013 Featured News

21/10/13 To find Catalcam, access Google Maps and in the search engine type “Midyat, Turkey”. From the centre of Midyat, follow the main road north (the road goes through stunning Hasankeyf on its way to Batman) for about 6 kms to a junction for Dargecit on the right. Take the road to the right. After […]

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Oldest Christian Monastery at Risk

July 13, 2012 Featured News

A. Papapostolou Source: ANSA 12/7/2012 The Mongolians failed to destroy it 700 years ago despite the massacre of 40 friars and 400 Christians. Yet the existence of the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world, the fifth century Mor Gabriel Monastery in the Tur Abdin plane (“the mountain of God’s servants”) near the Turkish-Syrian border, […]

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Exploring the Tur Abdin a forgotten treasure of southeastern Turkey

January 29, 2012 Featured News
Stylite column at Mor Lozoor, Mercimekli (PHOTOS PAT YALE)

29 /1/2012 PAT YALE , MARDİN Imagine a landscape of narrow country roads hemmed in by dry stone walls. Imagine village after honey-colored village, each with its church tower punctuating the skyline. Imagine golden-stoned houses blending softly into the scenery. The cotswolds in the UK? No, believe it or not this is a description of […]

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Giulio Paletta’s photographs of Tur Abdin

September 30, 2010 News

On Monday, 27 September, His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. Rowan Williams) opened an exhibition of photographs of Tur Abdin by the Italian photo-journalist, Giulio Paletta. Tur Abdin in south-east Turkey has been the home of Syriac Christians since the ealy days of the church and these villages were once the flourishing centre of […]

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