On Thursday 14, first in Barcelona later on in Finland and Russia, Islamic State, IS terrorist group once again targeted innocent civilians in a barbaric manner killing young, children and injuring more than one hundred of people.
August 7 marks commemoration of Simele martyrs among Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people which reminds one of the bloodiest massacres against indigenous people of Iraq and Middle East.
As reported firstly by weekly Agos newspaper on June, 22, Syriac churches, cemeteries and other properties had been seized by the Turkish state Treasury and some of them transferred to the Religious Affairs Directorate, Diyanet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On June 2nd, Germany Parliament, Bundestag will vote the Genocide Resolution of Armenian, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian and Greek Pontiac people during the First World War, WWI under the Ottoman-Turkish rule. Entitled as “In Remembrance and Commemoration of the Genocide against Armenians and other Christian Minorities in the years 1915 and 1916” has historical and moral importance for the above mentioned groups, to the Germany and most important to the Turkey as a state which was founded on the basis of the Ottoman Empire.
Today Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter. Syriac people in the homeland and diaspora continue their millennium traditions by preserving this unique tradition.