Diyanet wins the church lottery from Mardin

After Mardin became a Metropolitan Municipality, its villages were officially turned into neighbourhoods and attached to the provincial administration. Following this legislative amendment the Governorate of Mardin established a liquidation committee. The Transfer, Liquidation and Redistribution Committee of the Mardin Governorate transferred numerous property of Syriacs such as churches, monasteries and cemeteries, to public institutions. The Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation appealed to the decision yet the liquidation committee rejected their appeal. The property placed at the disposal of the Treasury was then transferred to the Presidency for Religious Affairs (Diyanet).

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2017-Jun-23 by David Vergili

ESU presents Annual Report on Syriac people to European Commission

Brussels- Delegation from European Syriac Union, ESU presented its annual report to the European authorities in the Commission regarding the situation of Syriac people in Turkey.

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2017-Jun-13 by David Vergili

Turkey Attacks Christian Town In Syria

Will the world be silent again?

We have been informed by our people in Syria that today (25 April) Turkish warplanes have been attacking the area around Derik. We heard that there are many casualties.
Turkey also attacked Shengal (Sinjar Mountain) in Iraq the home of the Yazidi.

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2017-Apr-25 by admin

End the new violence in Sinjar and empower the indigenous peoples

Unfortunately clashes broke out at March 2nd between the KDP Peshmerga and the Yazidi YBŞ forces in Sinjar. We as Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people suffered the same fate as the Yazidi’s due to ISIS and we urge therefore the US and EU as well as the Government of Iraq and the KRG political parties to step in and prevent further escalation. No attack against the Yazidi people should happen and these attacks need to stop immediately.

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2017-Mar-04 by Rima Tüzün

Appeal of Syriac-Assyrian christian co-leader of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria to the US, EU and global Christian community

Early January Mr. Sanharib Barsom, a Syriac-Assyrian Christian and Mrs. Fawza Yousuf, a Kurdish woman, have been elected to lead the executive body of the Democratic Self-Administration. The Federation now encompasses 25% of Syria (twice the size of Lebanon) and has several million citizens. This means that a Syriac-Assyrian Christian and a Kurdish woman effectively give leadership to an independent administration of several million people in the heart of the Middle East.

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2017-Jan-26 by Rima Tüzün

ESU Statement of Sayfo genocide 1915 Day

Today, June 15, marks International Day of 1915 Sayfo genocide and remembrance of Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people massacred and killed under the Ottoman-Turkish rule of Young Turks between the years of 1914-1918.

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2017-Jun-15 by David Vergili

The Syriac Christians in Hassakeh in urgent need

The Syrian regime continued a week ago its repeated aggression and attacks against the people of Al-Hassakah. The escalation of the violence committed by the regime demonstrated that it refuses to abide previously agreed ceasefires.

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2016-Aug-23 by admin

Simele massacre 1933 & exodus of Niniveh plain in Iraq

During the history of Iraq, indigenous people Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrians had been incessantly had been target of destructive policies by the state authorities and recent years with the attacks of non state actors that flourished in the region.

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2016-Aug-07 by admin

MECHRIC Condemns Ongoing Genocide of Christians - From Middle East to Europe

WASHINGTON DC - On June 27th, the Christian town of Al Qaa in northeastern Lebanon, a few miles from the Syrian border, was the target of eight suicide bombers. This attack resulted in the killing of at least five people and wounding eleven. The population of Al Qaa consists of an estimated 12,000 Christians from the Melkite (Greek) Catholic Church.

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2016-Jul-06 by admin

ISIS attacks Hassakeh

200.000 people threatened;
Call for immediate support to Syriac Military Council and YPG
Last week ISIS comitted terrorist attacks in Lyon, Soussa, Kuwait and Kobane and we deeply sympathise with all who lost their loved ones.

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2016-Jun-28 by Rima Tüzün