September 14, Commemorating the Genocide of the Greeks of Asia Minor

On September 14 each year, Greek communities worldwide commemorate the Greeks of Asia Minor who were murdered by the governments of the Young Turks and Mustafa Kemal Pasha. This commemoration is part of the wider Greek Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman authorities and the Young Turks that targeted not only Asia Minor Greeks, but also Greeks in the Pontus region of the Black Sea and in Eastern...

In Turkey, Even Dead Christians Aren't Safe

By Uzay Bulut

Hatred against non-Muslims is so intense in Turkey that even the dead cannot escape it. A recent demonstration of this hostility took place in the Turkish capital of Ankara. Graves in an Armenian cemetery there were reportedly desecrated, according to the news website Bianet: The Armenian Stanoz Cemetery in Ankara’s Sincan district has been the target of treasure hunters for years.

The Man Who Risked Everything to Report From IS-controlled Mosul

By Shaul Adar

When Mosul fell to the Islamic State in June 2014, its residents suddenly found themselves living in one of the most heinous regimes since Nazi Germany. Women and girls were openly sold into slavery on the main street next to the market, people were publicly beheaded, and others had their hands chopped off because they didn't pay their utility bills.

Australian SenatorArmenian, Assyrian and Greek Calls for Genocide Recognition

By Siranush Ghazanchyan

Federal Senator for Western Australia, Louise Pratt has joined Armenian-Australian, Assyrian-Australian and Greek-Australian calls for national recognition of the 1915 Genocide committed against their ancestors by the Ottoman Empire, by signing an Affirmation of Support backing the Joint Justice Initiative.

Work Begins on Rebuilding Assyrian Catholic Church in the Old City of Mosul

The restoration and rehabilitation of the Al-Tahera Church in the Old City of Mosul is well underway. In close coordination with UAE and local authorities, UNESCO concluded the first phase of activities by clearing the rubble and Unexploded ordnance, UXOs, from the complex as well as securing the project site for reconstruction.

Researchers Find Christians in Iran Approaching 1 Million

By Jayson Casper

Missiologists have long spoken of the explosive growth of the church in Iran. Now they have data to back up their claims--from secular research. According to a new survey of 50,000 Iranians--90 percent residing in Iran--by GAMAAN, a Netherlands-based research group, 1.5 percent identified as Christian.

Iraq's Assyrians Denounce BBC Documentary for Omissions

By Edward Pentin

A new five-hour documentary series on the social impact of the Iraq War made for the BBC and PBS has been roundly criticized for entirely ignoring the plight of Iraq's persecuted Christians and other minorities. In an Aug.

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

By Siranush Ghazanchyan

The Chair of the Australian Parliament's House of Representatives Standing Committees on Migration and Indigenous Affairs, Julian Leeser MP has signed an Affirmation of Support backing the Joint Justice Initiative for national recognition of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides.

Storyteller: Stories of My Assyrian Ancestors

By Warda Zia Warda

(AINA) -- Reflecting back to the 1950's much has changed in the last several decades. Today, we are able to freely share information, have numerous sources of entertainment and the human connection is all the ever closer. Growing up in the Northern Village of Lower Chaqala in Ashur Land ( Iraq ) -- province of Barwari Bala, books were rare, televisions and radio were a luxury.

Turkey Forgoes Assyrian Inclusive Education

A recent academic report entitled Inclusive Education for Religious Minorities: The Syriacs in Turkey evaluates how the country's education system impacts a group of Christians not officially recognized by the authorities. The report was published by Mardin Artuklu University, which is located in an area that historically has had a significant Syriac / Assyrian Christian population.

News

September 14, Commemorating the Genocide of the Greeks of Asia Minor
In Turkey, Even Dead Christians Aren't Safe
The Man Who Risked Everything to Report From IS-controlled Mosul
Chaldean Patriarch Backs Iraq's Fight Against Corruption and Sectarian Violence
Australian SenatorArmenian, Assyrian and Greek Calls for Genocide Recognition
Work Begins on Rebuilding Assyrian Catholic Church in the Old City of Mosul
Researchers Find Christians in Iran Approaching 1 Million
Iraq's Assyrians Denounce BBC Documentary for Omissions
Christians, Others Warn Turkey is 'Weaponizing Water' in Northeast Syria
Australian MP Calls for Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides

Reports

•  The Future of Security in Iraq's Nineveh Plain
•  The Destruction of Assyrian Cultural Heritage in Syria
•  Turkish Human Rights Commission Report on Assyrian Nun, Villages
•  Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
•  Recognition of the Simele Massacre of 1933
•  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

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

Mongolia to Restore Assyrian-based Traditional Alphabet
The Mysterious Giant Mounds of Jerusalem
Don't Call Me 'POC'!
The Ultimate Weapon of Ancient Times
New Website on Assyrian Heritage in Turkey
Son of Assyrians
British Museum Offers Fictional Travel Guides to Ancient Cities
The Assyrian Church in India
The 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Panels
Semiramis, the Real and Legendary Assyrian Queen
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

Storyteller: Stories of My Assyrian Ancestors

By Warda Zia Warda

(AINA) -- Reflecting back to the 1950's much has changed in the last several decades. Today, we are able to freely share information, have numerous sources of entertainment and the human connection is all the ever closer. Growing up in the Northern Village of Lower Chaqala in Ashur Land ( Iraq ) -- province of Barwari Bala, books were rare, televisions and radio were a luxury.

Remembering the 1933 Massacre of Assyrians in Iraq

By Abdulmesih BarAbraham

(AINA) -- On the 87th anniversary of the massacre of Simmele, where the Iraqi Army systematically massacred the inhabitants of more than one hundred Assyrian villages in north Iraq, Joseph Yacoub, honorary Professor of political science at the Catholic University of Lyon, published an article in French titled Le drame des Assyro-Chaldéens ne commence pas aujourd'hui (the Drama of the...

AINA News

Storyteller: Stories of My Assyrian Ancestors
Remembering the 1933 Massacre of Assyrians in Iraq
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

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

Mongolia to Restore Assyrian-based Traditional Alphabet

The Mongolian government on March 18 announced plans to restore the use of its traditional alphabet by 2025, replacing the Cyrillic script adopted in the 1940s under the Soviets in a move away from Russian influence. The Times of Australia reports that the Mongolian government will take transitional measures to prepare for the full restoration of the traditional alphabet.

The Mysterious Giant Mounds of Jerusalem

By Ariel David

For more than 2,500 years, giant human-made mounds of earth and stone, some as high as a six-story building, have stood in the southwestern suburbs of Jerusalem. Their purpose: unknown. Their origins: unclear. Their builders: hotly debated. The mounds are a familiar site to locals.

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