Syrian-Christian Women’s Defensive Group Will Fight Against The Turkish Invasion in Northern Syria

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Faruk Firat – (Editor Christian Affairs – the Levant and the Middle East) - OCP News Service - 10/11/2019 Istanbul-Tukey: Syrian-Christian Women's Defensive group HSNB will fight against the Turkish army and its mercenaries in Northern Syria in order to protect the minorities in the region. Assyrian (Syrian Christian) commander Nisha Gawriyeh of the Syrian-Christian women's protection ...

TOMOS OF AUTOCEPHALY GRANTED TO THE UKRAINIAN SCHISMATIC CHURCH

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OCP News Service - 6/1/19 Turkey: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople handed over the so-called Tomos of Autocephaly to Metropolitan Epiphany Dumenko - Primate of the newly formed nationalist Church of Ukraine in a ceremony held at the Church of St. George in Istanbul. Patriarch Bartholomew read the text during the solemn service before handing over the ...

Awareness, Action and Impact: Third International Forum on Modern Slavery

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople - Press Release - 28/10/18 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew announced his plans to convene a Third International Forum on Modern Slavery, with the theme “Awareness, Action and Impact.” Recognizing that modern slavery is a global scourge that traps millions of people to lives of suffering, injustice, and humiliation, His All-Holiness ...

Assyrians in Sweden Critical of Government’s Position on Genocide Bill

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AINA - 11/5/18 Stockholm (AINA) -- Assyrians and Armenians in Sweden have reacted strongly after Swedish prime minister Stefan Lövfen revealed in an interview that his government has no intention to make genocide recognition part of Swedish foreign policy. The announcement was ill received by the large Assyrian community, which makes up a significant portion of the ...

“THE COMMEMORATION OF THE GENOCIDE IS RECOMMITMENT TO THE STRUGGLE FOR RECOGNITION AND REPARATION” HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 26/4/18 24 April is the day that Armenians all over the world commemorate the Genocide and demand that their stolen rights be restored. The 24th of April is the day to honour the life and legacy of the one-and-a-half million martyrs. The goal of the Genocide was to annihilate the entire nation; but Armenians both at ...

EU Commission’s Turkey Report Touches on Property Rights As Well

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Bar Daisan - AINA - 22/4/18 Brussels (AINA) -- In its new report on accession, the European Commission in Brussels has given Turkey the worst testimonial yet, attesting that the country is facing serious regressions in the rule of law, freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary. Related: The Case of the St. Gabriel Assyrian Monastery in Midyat, Turkey "Turkey ...

Assyrians Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Patriarch’s Assassination

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AINA - 5/3/18 (AINA) -- On March 3 Assyrian around the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of Mar Benjamin Shimun XXI, Patriarch of the Church of East. Mar Shimun was assassinated on March 3rd, 1918 by Ismail Simko, a Kurdish warlord. The Patriarch had accepted Simko's invitation and had gone to his residence ...

Erdogan Won’t Like It: Netherlands to Recognize 1915 Armenian Genocide

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Sputniknews - 18/2/18 On Thursday, the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of the bicameral Netherlands parliament, approved two motions recognizing the atrocity known as the Armenian genocide of 1915. One of the motions states that Tweede Kamer "recognizes the Armenian genocide," while the other motion states that the Dutch minister or Dutch Secretary of State will attend an ...

International Conference on “Regional Peace: Realities and Perspectives” in the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 6/11/17 On October 31, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; an international conference on “Regional Peace: Realities and Perspectives” was held in the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The conference was organized through the initiative of the ...

PAT. BARTHOLOMEW CONSECRATES RESTORED CHURCH IN CONSTANTINOPLE ORTHODOX CEMETERY

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Orthochristian.com - 30/10/17 The consecration of the restored historic Church of the Transfiguration in the Şişli Orthodox cemetery in Constantinople was celebrated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on October 22, reports Sedmitza. The first Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church was then concelebrated by Pat. Bartholomew and fifteen other hierarchs. The service was attended by the Consul General ...

“WHY WOULD THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS SO EASILY REJECT OUR CASE, KNOWING THAT NO LAWYER WOULD DARE TO BRING SUCH A CASE BEFORE THE TURKISH COURTS?”

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 26/10/17 Brussels. Addressing the conference on the Armenian Cause at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday 19 October 2017, His Holiness Aram I said, “the Armenian Genocide is no longer an exclusive concern of Armenian-Turkish relations; this well-documented fact of history, the first genocide of the 20th Century, has become a matter of historical ...

Turkish Archaeologists Claim to Solve Mystery of Santa Claus’s Burial Place

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Sputinknews - 5/10/17 Archaeologists in Turkey may have solved a mystery dating back thousands of years, after they discovered an ancient tomb they believe contains the remains of Saint Nicholas, a fourth-century Christian bishop who became popularly known as Santa Claus. Researchers stumbled across the tomb in the ground beneath Saint Nicholas Church, as they were conducting digital surveys of the ruins in Turkey's ...

Romanians in Turkey offer prayers to Virgin Martyr Paraskeva on her feast day

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 30/7/17 Romanian Orthodox faithful living in Istanbul gathered Wednesday, 26 July 2017, at St Paraskeva – Pikridion Church to honour the feast of the Holy Virgin Martyr Paraskeva of Rome. On the patronal feast of the Romanian parish in Istanbul, His Eminence Elpidophoros, Metropolitan of Bursa, presided over the Divine Liturgy ...

US STATE DEPARTMENT CALLS ON TURKEY TO PRESERVE AGIA SOPHIA’S SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 26/6/17 The US Department of State has called on Turkey to respect and preserve the special historical significance of the great Agia Sophia church in Constantinople. The call came in yesterday’s press briefing, with department spokesperson Heather Nauert responding to a question about the reading of the Koran that took place in Agia Sophia ...

TURKEY AGAIN PROVOKES INTERNAT’L COMMUNITY WITH READING OF KORAN IN AGIA SOPHIA ON TELEVISION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 23/6/17 Turkey has again provoked the international community with a reading of the Koran in Agia Sophia that was broadcast on Turkish state television, reports Romfea. The new provocation came on Wednesday evening, when the head of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez held a prayer and read the Koran in the ancient ...

“Armenians and the Cypriot government share a common demand: justice from Turkey,” His Holiness Aram I tells the president of Cyprus

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - June 2017 14 June 2017. On Wednesday morning President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign and Internal Affairs, the Minister of Tourism, and other staff, visited the Catholicosate of Cilicia and were received by His Holiness Aram I at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. Also in attendance were members of ...

37th Annual Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - June 2017 “ENGINEERING AN ANCIENT EMPIRE AND ITS LEGACY TODAY” PRESENTATION HOSTED BY GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO, THE ARCHONS OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE, AND THE HELLENIC SOCIETY OF CONSTANTINOPLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE GREEK AMERICA FOUNDATION." CHICAGO, IL: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, together with the Archons of the ...

We expect Europe to act firmly against the Turkish policy of Genocide Denial, stated His Holiness Aram I

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - April 24 April 2017 – On Monday morning, Armenians gathered in Antelias to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The commemoration brought together Armenian people and organizations irrespective of their political or ideological differences. Elected Armenian Ministers and Deputies and their Lebanese counterparts, as well as representative of Lebanese civil society, were ...

Assyrian, Armenian, Greek Genocide Commemoration Held in Glendale, California

AINA - April 2017 (AINA) -- The city of Glendale, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, hosted commemoration events on the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks in World War One. Glendale is home to a large Armenian population as well as a population of Assyrians. The events included lectures, poetry readings, performances and a candle ...

SCANDAL ERUPTS OVER ABSENCE OF CROSS FROM MOLDOVAN FLAG DURING PRESIDENT’S TRIP TO IRAN

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Pravoslavie.ru - 14/2/17 A scandal has broken out in Moldova over the distortion of the national flag during President Igor Dodon’s recent trip to Iran. Specifically, several media outlets drew attention to the fact that the cross was missing from the flag. The Moldovan leader, who is also the President of the republic’s chess federation, participated in ...

Turkey Removed Assyrian Sculpture From Public Square

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 is 55 ...