Syrian Assyrian Refugee in Turkey: ‚I’m Going to Snitch to God‘

By Nuri Kino – Istanbul (AINA) — I have been put in charge of the children so that they won’t hurt themselves with knives. Not being able to keep still, they run around the kitchen, happy to be at a party with children their own age. They live in cramped apartments, paid for by benefactors in Sweden and Turkey. I show them some children’s apps that I have downloaded to my phone, this catches their attention. Weiterlesen

Turkish President

Assyrians Important Part of Turkey

Ankara, Turkey (AINA) — „Assyrians are an important part of Turkey and their roots go back thousands of years on these lands,“ said the Turkish president Abdullah Gül during a meeting with Assyrian organizations on February 18th in the presidential palace in Ankara. Weiterlesen

Neue Verhandlungen am kommenden Dienstag, 10.11.2009 in Ankara

Interview mit Kuryakos Ergün, Stiftungs-Vorsitzender von Mor Gabriel, zu den Dauerprozessen um das syrisch-orthodoxe Kloster

Anlässlich seines Deutschlandbesuches Ende September sprach die Reporterin für Menschenrechte Marianne Brückl in Gütersloh mit dem Vorsitzenden der Klosterstiftung Mor Gabriel Kuryakos Ergün (Foto). Thema waren die andauernden Prozesse um das syrisch-orthodoxe Kloster sowie die Situation der Assyrer/Aramäer im Tur Abdin. Am Dienstag sollen nun in Ankara die Prozesse um Mor Gabriel fortgeführt werden. Weiterlesen

Assyrian History in Tur Abdin

Assyrian Bishop Visits Neo-Assyrian Site in Turkey

Diyarbakir, Turkey (AINA) — The 4th of August 2009 was not an ordinary day for the archaeological team working at Ziyaret Tepe nor for his grace bishop Saliba Ozman, the Assyrian bishop of Mardin. The team of excavators had just unearthed a small tablet when they learned that the secretary of Bishop Ozman had called and expressed his wish of visiting the historical site of Ziyaret Tepe. This site corresponds to the ancient Assyrian city of Tushan and is now manifest as a high mound surrounded by a lower town. Tushan served as an imperial provincial capital in the Neo-Assyrian period. Weiterlesen


Mardin Rendezvous – The second of the ‚inter-religions dialogue‘ meetings

The second of the ‚inter-religions dialogue‘ meetings, after the first one held in Harran, Urfa four years ago, took place in Mardin. The opening of the second meeting, entitled, „Inter-Cultural Dialogue/Mardin Meeting,“ was held in Kasimiyye Madrasah, Mardin and ended with a tour of Mardin city center, Midyat and Nusaybin. The symposium session of the meeting continues today and tomorrow in Istanbul. Weiterlesen