Bannaux, Belgium (AINA) — On August 4, 2013 hundreds of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) and their friends from all over Europe gathered at the site of the Bannaux Sanctuary in the municipality of Sprimont/Belgium. At the heart of Europe people came together to unveil a monument commemorating the Assyrian victims of the genocide of 1915 perpetrated by the former Ottoman State (AINA 8-5-2013). Weiterlesen
This monument is at the initiative of the Syriac Institute of Belgium and Seyfo Center. Moushé Malke, an Assyrian(Syriac) world-renowned artist, carved a killed dove on a stone of 12 tons! The official inauguration of the monument will be held on August 4, 2013 at 13:00 Banneux.
The Organization of Circassians and Lazes of Turkey (OCLT) has issued a report calling on Turkey to recognize the 1915 Genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks. The report was issued at a conference organized by OCLT on the rights of minorities in Turkey. Weiterlesen
Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew is to give a speech in Turkish Parliament next wek in the framework of the new constutition. The speech will be the first such occasion in the history of the Turkish Republic. Weiterlesen
Munich (AINA) — On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of signing an agreement between Germany and Turkey to recruit migrant workers from Turkey (German: Anwerbeabkommen), official celebrations were held across Germany. State representatives of Germany and Turkey met in Berlin, while celebrations were held in various cities in late October through November. Weiterlesen
A range of Assyrian organizations have sent an open letter to President of European Parliament Jerzy Buzek and the other members of EP with the request to state their opinion about the persecution of the non-Muslim population – the Assyrians, Armenians and Yezids, on the territory of Iraq since 2003. Weiterlesen
Stockholm (AINA) — In a resolution adopted today, the Swedish parliament (the Riksdagen) referered to the World War I-era killings of 2.75 million Armenians, Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) and Pontic Greeks by the Ottomans as a genocide. Turkey is regarded legally and politically as the successor state of the Ottoman Empire but vehemently rejects calling the killing genocide according to the U.N. definition adopted in 1948, insisting that those killed were victims of war and uprising. Weiterlesen