June 2017

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

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