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PYD Impose Kurdish Education Curricula on Assyrians, Arabs in Syria

May 25, 2016 Featured News
Teacher Jacob Lahmo explains Assyrians fonts. The language of the Assyrian Christians is now taught again in Syria but its speakers fear being marginalized. ( Sebastian Backhaus/Welt)

By Bar Daisan – May 2016 (AINA) — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is the Syrian branch of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) from Turkey, and some attached allied non-Kurdish groups, declared a so-called autonomous federation in the northern part of Syria in March 2016. The PYD was strengthened by support from […]

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“A Strengthened Armenia and a Strongly Defended Karabagh Are the Foundations of Our Continued Demand for Justice”

April 30, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – April 2016 Abridged message of His Holiness Aram I on the One hundred and first Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, on Sunday 24 April 2016, in front of the Martyrs’ Memorial Chapel in Antelias  Following the Holy Liturgy, His Holiness Aram I addressed the thousands of Armenians who had come to pay their […]

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Turkey Attempted to Stop Broadcast of Assyrian Genocide Documentary

April 27, 2016 Featured News

By Bar Daisan – April 2016 (AINA) — The Turkish Embassy in Sweden officially asked the Swedish television channel TV4 last week to not air a documentary on the Assyrian Genocide. The documentary Seyfo 1915 — The Assyrian Genocide by the director Aziz Said and produced by the Assyrian Federation of Sweden was scheduled to […]

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Memorial Garden Opened in France for Assyrian Genocide Victims

April 25, 2016 Featured News

April 2016 Sarcelles, France (AINA) — A memorial garden for the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians was opened on April 23. The event was organized by the Assyro-Chaldeens Association of France, in cooperation with city officials. The Turkish genocide of Christians occurred between 1915 and 1918 and claimed the […]

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Thousands Rally in LA Urging Justice for Armenians Killed in Genocide

April 25, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

April 25, 2016 Featured News
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 […]

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THE TURKISH STATE OPENS A CASE TO RECOVER THE LANDS RETURNED TO THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE IN RECENT YEARS

April 22, 2016 Featured News

Agenzia Fides – April 2016 Turkey has opened a case against the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, to cancel the legal acts by which some lands were returned to the Orthodox Patriarchal See, in compliance with the laws providing restitution to minority religious communities of goods seized in the past by the Turkish authorities. This was reported […]

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The Turkish Media Continues to Cover the Story of the Case Presented to the Turkish Constitutional Court by the Catholicosate of Cilicia Demanding the Return of Its Historical See

April 12, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – March April 2016 On 21 March 2016, “Haber Turk” interviewed Cem Sofuoglu, the Turkish lawyer representing the Catholicosate of Cilicia at the Constitutional Court of Turkey. In response to the questions of the journalist, Sofuoglu explained the reasons for the litigation and said that if the Turkish Constitutional Court rejects the case, the Catholicosate […]

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The Abduction of Aleppo Metropolitans Paul Yazidzhi and John Ibrahim : The Turkish Involvement

January 29, 2016 Featured News
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Tamar Lomidze – California- 29/1/16 Turkish intelligence masterminded the abduction and execution of Syrian Metropolitans! “It’s a known fact that the Turkish President Recep Erdogan dreams of the new Ottoman Empire and want to build it on the ideas of radical Islam. Erdogan has been following the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood, namely the superiority […]

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The lawsuit by the Catholicosate of Cilicia claiming ownership of its historical Seat in Sis from the Constitutional Court of Turkey sets a legal precedent

December 19, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 Also Read Press Conference in Istanbul explains the lawsuit submitted by The Catholicosate of Cilicia to the Constitutional Court of Turkey: 11 December 2015. On Friday morning the head of the Middle East Office of the German newspaper, Allgemeine Zeitung, interviewed His Holiness Aram I in Antelias on the question of the lawsuit […]

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Greek school to reopen on Turkey’s western Gökçeada after 40 years

November 22, 2015 Featured News

Gökçeada, Turkey November 2015 The Daily Sabah reported on ‘Greek school to reopen on Turkey’s western Gökçeada after 40 years’ publshed by the Anadolu Agency. Read this article on the web site of The Daily Sabah » A school for Greek children on a Turkish island in the Aegean Sea will open its doors to […]

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Order of Saint Andrew Represented at Groundbreaking Social Media and Minorities Conference in Istanbul

November 22, 2015 News
Archon John Metaxas speaks at the Social Media Conference held in Istanbul.

Istanbul, Turkey 11/20/2015  Two Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate played a role in a groundbreaking conference in Istanbul, giving voice to the use of social media by religious minorities in Turkey. The Nov. 13 conference — “Between Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech: Minorities and Social Media” — focused on research findings of the Social […]

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Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All: Experts gather at Halki

September 28, 2015 Featured News

Press Release No: 15/34 9 September 2015 Istanbul/Heybeliada From September 7 to 9 more than 40 human rights experts from across Europe journeyed to the hilltop theological school of Halki on the Turkish island of Heybeliada. Once the heart of theological education for the Orthodox world, the school closed in 1971 as a result of […]

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Despite attempts by Turkey to eradicate Armenia and exterminate Armenians we survived because of our heroes and martyrs Stated His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

September 25, 2015 Featured News

September 2015 On 12th Saturday, His Holiness Aram I arrived in Anjar (Lebanon) to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the resistance of Musa Dagh. The Catholicos was accompanied by Bishop Shahé Paossian, Prelate of the Diocese of Lebanon, and was met by the Mayor of Anjar, Garo Pamboukian, representatives of Armenian civil society organizations, and […]

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Christian Muslim dialogue an imperative in Globalization – His Holiness Aram I

August 16, 2015 Featured News

10 August 2015. On Monday morning His Holiness Aram I received Sheikh Hussein Ahmed Chehadeh, General Secretary of “Encounter between Religions,” and committee members of the organization. The V. Rev. Housig Mardirossian, Director of Ecumenical Relations Office, and Dr Jean Salmanian, member of the Ecumenical Relations Committee of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, were also present […]

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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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Kurds Build Cemetery Park in Heart of Assyrian Area in Turkey

August 11, 2015 Featured News

August 2015 (AINA) — Kurdish groups loyal to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have recently built a park named after the group’s imprisoned leader, Abdullah Öcalan, and a cemetery in the last area in south eastern Turkey with an Assyrian majority. The mountaineous area known in Assyrian as Turo d’Izlo stretches along the Turkish-Syrian border […]

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Press Conference Explaining the Lawsuit of the Catholicosate of Cilicia filed with the Turkish Constitutional Court

July 13, 2015 Featured News

Aztag Armenian Daily Newspaper – July 2015 “The main purpose of the lawsuit is to demand the return of the See of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and not financial compensation,” stated Prof. Sofuoglu 1 July 2015. On Wednesday morning, a Press Conference organized by the Communication Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia was held at the […]

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“I only ask the West one thing: Stop arming our assassins” – Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

July 5, 2015 Featured News

July 2015- http://en.abouna.org/ Interview with the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch, Aphrem II: martyrdom is not a human sacrifice offered to God in order to obtain his favour. This is why it is blasphemous to call suicide bombers “martyrs”. “When we look at martyrs we see that the Church is not just one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. […]

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The distribution of the Awards of Khatchik Babikian School competition and The Graduation of the students of Western Armenian Language Crash Course

July 1, 2015 News

June 2015 We must assume collective responsibility and safeguard our Armenian language and values Said Catholicos Aram I 21 June 2015. On Sunday a special ceremony for the distribution of awards and certificates was held under the auspices of His Holiness Aram I. The Main Hall of the Catholicossate was packed with the clergy, members […]

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia Reiterates and Clarifies Its Demand for the Return of Its Historical Seat from Turkey

June 22, 2015 Featured News

The Armenian Orthodox Church of Lebanon – June 2015 The Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia issues this statement to clarify any misconceptions as to the nature and purpose of its claim for the return of its historical Seat in Sis (present-day Kozan in Turkey), currently pending before the Turkish Constitutional Court. The lawsuit claims the […]

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