We remember martyrs of Sayfo 1915 Genocide

Today, June 15, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people commemorates Sayfo genocide perpetrated by Ottoman-Turkish rule between 1914-1918 leaving back tremendous human loss, tradegy, suffering and destruction of millennial cultural, social heritage.

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We remember innocent fallen souls of Pontic Greek Genocide

Today May 19, we remember and commemorate the victims and martyrs of Pontic Greek genocide perpetrated by Ottoman-Turkish rule which lead to the demographical, cultural, social and economic destruction of ancient people from the Black Sea region.

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We remember our president Iskender Alptekin

On May 18, 2010, exactly nine years ago, founding President of European Syriac Union, ESU Iskender Alptekin passed away in Zurich, Switzerland leaving behind him valuable heritage of struggle and brotherhood.

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HH Moran Mor Bechara Boutros al-Rahi Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Bkerki

On May 12, the news of departure of HH Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir saddened us as for the Christians of Lebanon and around the world.

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II. World Conference on Medicine of World Medical Association of Suryoye (WMAS)

In cooperation with World Medical Association of Suryoye (WMAS) we are pleasured to invite the Syriac poeple to the II. World Conference on Medicine.

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Statement on the assault on Nineveh plains and Shingal region

On August 2014, following the capture of Mosul city by ISIS, Nineveh Plains and Shingal region faced similar threat and they had been controlled by ISIS following the retreat of Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces which lead to the massive exodus of Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people from Nineveh Plains and the Yazidis from Shingal and later faced genocide, killings, and abductions.

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Turkey interference in European affairs is unacceptable

Since several weeks, Syriac people in Sweden at first and secondly Swedish public opinion and media continue to discuss the issue of Sayfo 1915 genocide in the country in different levels including political parties and high ranking politicians. Now, the question of Sayfo genocide also is in the actuality in Netherlands. In the cases, interference of Turkey to the discussion undermines free discussion, acceptance and progress on the genocide issue.

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We rember innocent souls and martyrs of Sayfo 1915 Genocide

Since the year of 2015, with the proposal of Syriac Orthodox Patriarch HH Aphrem II Karim with the large consultations of various parties, organisations and institutions, Syriac people commemorate Sayfo Remembrance Day on 15 June. European Syriac Union, ESU welcomed initiative and accordingly activities are underway in this period of the year.

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We rember innocent souls and martyrs of Armenian Genocide

Following the beginning of World War I during the year of 1914, Ottoman-Turkish of the period beneficiated from the absence of international order and from the ongoing chaos, carried out its long planned annihilation of Armenian people in the border of the empire with other Christian groups as Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrians and Pontic Greeks. As the first genocide of the century, 1,500,000 Armenian civilians including women, children had been killed, hundred of thousands lost their lives during the death marches and women and children had been forcibly islamised.

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ESU welcome recognition of 1915 genocide by Dutch parliament

On February 22, with the initiative of Christian Union political party, Dutch Parliament recognized genocide of 1915 against Armenians, Syriacs and Greek Pontics with majority.

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