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
The President of SİİRT Medical Board, Dr.Ekrem Bilek, states regarding the 1915 Seyfo Genocide, in order not to be repeated again, enormous obligation falls upon the intellectuals and democratic people. Weiterlesen
As heir to the ottoman empire, Turkey has during 94 years denied the genocide they committed on the Assyrians and other Christian minorities. Lately some intellectual Turks have tried to settle with their history by publicly apologizing for the actions during 1915. This reconcile-process has however not reached the impact that many had hoped for and was subdued in Turkish media. Weiterlesen
Does the Mor Gabriel monastery play a significant role for you?
If so, assist us in keeping it for future generations and participate in the Enschede Marathon on the 26th of April 2009. Weiterlesen
(AINA) — She opened the door quietly and looked at us. Her eyes caught Linda Asmar, the only woman among the crowd and stepped in the room cautiously. Adult men suddenly began to raise their voices, shouting and interrupting eachother. The girl’s face flushed red for a moment and leaned against the wall. When the men became calmer, she approached Linda and smiled at me. Her almond shaped blue eyes were so sweet. I was about to ask her name when the crowd got mad once again. Weiterlesen
Tur Abdin, Turkey (AINA) — Kurdish leaders from the villages of Yayvantepe, Eglence and Candarli, in cooperation with influential members of the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP), are continuing their so-called „lawful means“ campaign to confiscate the land of the Assyrian monastery of St. Gabriel, founded in 397 A.D. Weiterlesen