The Kurdish Role in the Armenian and Assyrian Genocide

By Abdulmesih BarAbraham

To address the historically still debated issue, the extent of the participation and responsibility of the Kurds in the genocide of the Armenian [and Assyrians], Fırat Aydınkaya, lawyer and writer, published on April 18, 2020 an article under the title "The Armenian Genocide and the Kurds in Eight Questions". [1] Originally published on nuptal.

Australian Senator Calls for Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides

By Siranush Ghazanchyan

Prominent Aboriginal leader Senator Pat Dodson has signed an Affirmation of Support backing the Joint Justice Initiative for national recognition of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides. The February 2020 launch of the Joint Justice Initiative at Australia's Parliament House featured the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU),...

Kidnapped Assyrian Couple Victim of State's Anti-Christian Policy: Turkish MP

Istanbul -- The disappearance of Houmouz Diril and his wife Şimoni in south-east Turkey last January, followed by the recent discovery of her body, is part of a state policy "to prevent" Christians from returning to their place origin, this according to Tuma Çelik, a lawmaker with the opposition People's Democratic Party (HDP)[*] who spoke with press agency Bianet.

The Assyrian Church in India

Trichur, India -- How much do we actually know about this Kottayam-based community apart from the 'Chacko ettan' cultural stereotyping and the lip-smacking mappas? Well, there's a lot more to it than that. Shrouded in mystery and a whole lot of customs and tradition, the Syrian Christians have been around in Kerala for a long, long time.

The Kurds and the Armenian, Assyrian Genocide

By Toros Sarian

An open and critical discussion of the genocide against the Armenians is no longer so rigorously prevented today as it was earlier in Turkey. In the past few years numerous articles and books on the subject have appeared, which do not reflect the official Turkish historiographical viewpoint. In April 2011, for example, Prof.

Greek, Assyrian, Armenian Genocide Memorial Erected in Berlin

(AINA) -- An ecumenical memorial for the victims of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians has been erected in Berlin by the The Association for the Promotion of an Ecumenical Memorial to Genocide Victims in the Ottoman Empire (FÖGG).

Turkey Only NATO Member on U.S. Religious Freedom Watch List

Turkey is once again on a U.S. State Department's "Special Watch List" in the 2020 Annual Report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Turkey was the only country in NATO to be on the "Special Watch List" because "in 2019, religious freedom conditions in Turkey remained worrisome, with the perpetuation of restrictive and intrusive governmental policies on...

The 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Panels

By Amy Lilly

On May 4, the 10 Middlebury College students in Sarah Laursen's course on digital methodologies for art historians held their final class of the semester on Zoom. That wasn't unusual, because Middlebury, like other colleges around the state and country, had sent their students home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Turkey Restoring 1,600-year-old Assyrian Monastery

By Muhyeddin Beyca

Batman, Turkey -- Turkey has completed the first phase of restoring a 1,600-year-old monastery in the southeast, according to a local official. The Mor Kuryakos Monastery located in the Besiri district of the Batman district is planned to be restored in a three-stage process. Sinan Asci, the district governor of Besiri, told Anadolu Agency that the restoration process began nine months ago.

Hope Amid Suffering for Assyrians in Iraq

By John Pontifex

At a live-streamed Mass for Aid to the Church in Need, the charity's UK chaplain invited ACN's friends and supporters to draw strength from the Virgin Mary during this time of pandemic and to reach out in acts of compassion -- especially for persecuted Christians.

Assyrians in North Iraq Decry Kurdish Land Grab

Some Iraqi Christians living in Hazar Jot village have expressed concern after the Governor of Dohuk gave permission to a Barzani family relative, Dindar Farzanda Zober, to dig a well on their land. The village is traditionally Assyrian Christian and the well digging is considered the first step of seizing their land, especially since it was reportedly done without their consent.

News

The Kurdish Role in the Armenian and Assyrian Genocide
Australian Senator Calls for Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides
Kidnapped Assyrian Couple Victim of State's Anti-Christian Policy: Turkish MP
The Assyrian Church in India
The Kurds and the Armenian, Assyrian Genocide
Greek, Assyrian, Armenian Genocide Memorial Erected in Berlin
Turkey Only NATO Member on U.S. Religious Freedom Watch List
The 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Panels
Turkey Restoring 1,600-year-old Assyrian Monastery
Hope Amid Suffering for Assyrians in Iraq

Reports

•  The Destruction of Assyrian Cultural Heritage in Syria
•  Turkish Human Rights Commission Report on Assyrian Nun, Villages
•  Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
•  The Systematic Repression of Assyrians
•  Iraq’s Stolen Election: How Assyrian Representation Became Assyrian Repression
•  Brutality Against Christian Clerics in Syria
•  Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2015–17
•  Erasing Assyrians: Kurdish Abuses of Human Rights
•  Assyrians and Yazidis in Northern Iraq 2017
•  Understanding Recent Movements of Christians from Syria and Iraq
•  The Hopes And Fears Of Religious Minorities In Northern Iraq
•  Assyrians Under Kurdish Rule: The Situation in Northeastern Syria
•  Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan

Articles

•  The Assyrian Genocide As A Part Of The Christian Genocide In The Ottoman Empire
•  Demographic and Climatic Factors in the Decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
•  The U.S. Legal Regime Governing Iraqi Refugee Resettlement
•  Theater, Language and Inter-Ethnic Exchange: Assyrian Performance Before WWI
•  Assyrians In Iraq
•  Description and Significance of the Nestorian Stele in China
•  The Cross and the Lotus

All Things Assyrian

The Assyrian Church in India
The 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Panels
Semiramis, the Real and Legendary Assyrian Queen
The Detroit Restaurants That Taste Like Ancient Assyria
Scientists Use Lab Equipment to Reveal Ancient Hidden Text
Approaching Ancient Assyria Through Archaeology Leads to New Insights
The Monastery in Georgia Founded By an Assyrian
Assyria Township OKs Pay Increase for Elected Officials
Reclaiming the Christmas Kileche
The Epilepsy Demon
Brief History of Assyrians Assyrians in History Assyrians: Frequently Asked Questions The Assyrian Genocide Attacks on Assyrians in Syria Timeline of ISIS in Iraq Incipient Genocide: The Ethnic Cleansing of the Assyrians of Iraq Assyrian Holocausts

Greek, Assyrian, Armenian Genocide Memorial Erected in Berlin

(AINA) -- An ecumenical memorial for the victims of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians has been erected in Berlin by the The Association for the Promotion of an Ecumenical Memorial to Genocide Victims in the Ottoman Empire (FÖGG).

100 Years of Assyrian Genocides

By Abdulmesih BarAbraham

(AINA) -- An article titled The Year of the Sword - The Assyro-Chaldean Genocide under the Ottoman Empire (1915-1918) appeared in the history section of the March-April issue (no. 103) of the French magazine Diplomatie affaires stratégiques et relations internationales. The article was authored by Joseph Yacoub, honorary professor in political science at the Catholic University of Lyon. Prof.

AINA News

Greek, Assyrian, Armenian Genocide Memorial Erected in Berlin
100 Years of Assyrian Genocides
Missing Elderly Assyrian Woman Found Dead in Turkey
Assyrian Genocide Resolution Read in Arizona Assembly
Iranian General Soleimani Did Not Help Free Assyrian Hostages Held By ISIS
Assyrian Organization Does Not Endorse Statement of Support for Iran
Kurdish Authorities Allow Anti-Christian Shoes to Be Sold in North Iraq
Assyrian Patriarchs Address Christian Persecution Conference in Hungary
Turkish Human Rights Commission Issues Report on Assyrian Nun, Villages
Assyrians in History
Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Germany
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Resolution Recognizing Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide
US Attorneys May Have Violated Constitutional Rights, Immigration Law in Prosecuting Assyrian Lawyer
Auroral Observations in Assyrian Astrological Reports
Spanish Journalist Held for One Month Warns of Kurdish Government Repression

Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity

(AINA) -- On May 4-5 the Salahaddin University in Erbil, Iraq and the French Institute of the Near East (IFPO) organized a workshop titled Christianity in Iraq at the turn of Islam. Its aim was to discuss important institutional changes for Christians in areas of the collapsed Persian Empire and retreated Byzantine Empire which were conquered by Muslims.

Editorials

US Attorneys May Have Violated Constitutional Rights, Immigration Law in Prosecuting Assyrian Lawyer
Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity
The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics
Senator McCain Sends Letter on Assyrians to Kurdish President
Turkey Attempted to Stop Broadcast of Assyrian Genocide Documentary
Australia's Assyrians in Focus
US Government Must Designate ISIS Attacks As Genocide for All Groups
Assyrians Should Leave the Middle East
Reflections on the Assyrian Genocide and the Next 100 Years

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial

By Sabri Atman

During the years of World War I 75% (750,000) of the Assyrian population in the Ottoman Empire was systematically murdered. That genocide of Assyrians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 is a fact, but it has largely been forgotten by the world.

Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged

By Sabri Atman

(AINA) -- When speaking about the Ottoman Empire and Turkey today, it is not their contribution to civilization that comes to mind. Instead it is human rights violations, confiscation of land and property, genocide and genocide denials that are most frequently discussed in the public discourse. Today's Turkey is still far from being ruled by democratic principles.

Opinion Editorials

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial
Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
EU Conference on Nineveh Plains Favors Kurds, Marginalizes Assyrians
Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
The Genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis and the Next American President
Is Obama Fast-tracking Mosul Offensive to Save His Legacy?
Why France? It's in the Math
Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game

The Assyrian Church in India

Trichur, India -- How much do we actually know about this Kottayam-based community apart from the 'Chacko ettan' cultural stereotyping and the lip-smacking mappas? Well, there's a lot more to it than that. Shrouded in mystery and a whole lot of customs and tradition, the Syrian Christians have been around in Kerala for a long, long time.

The 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Panels

By Amy Lilly

On May 4, the 10 Middlebury College students in Sarah Laursen's course on digital methodologies for art historians held their final class of the semester on Zoom. That wasn't unusual, because Middlebury, like other colleges around the state and country, had sent their students home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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