Assyrians Soldiers in Armenia: A Vanished Generation

When fighting erupted between the countries of Armenia and Azerbaijan on September 27, 2020 over the ethnically Armenian majority Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian: Artsakh), other ethnic Christians such as Assyrians joined in defending Artsakh.

For Iraqi Assyrians, Scenes of Both Horror and Hope

By Inés San Martín

As Iraqis sort through the rubble of the latest terrorist attack Tuesday, an attack on a busy market in downtown Baghdad that left at least 30 people dead, one Catholic priest in Iraq says it's important not just to focus on the horror of life in the country but also the hope.

How Turkey Treats Its Historic Churches

By Uzay Bulut

A viral social media video showed a group of young Turkish men dancing on top of the Saint Takavor Armenian Church in Istanbul on July 11. Turkish media reported that while some individuals played music and partied on the pedestrian road in front of the church, three people from the group climbed over the entrance gate of the church and started dancing next to the cross there.

Assyrians Will Not Participate in Iraqi Elections: Cardinal Sako

By Sura Ali

Chaldean Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako said on Friday that Christians will not vote in Iraqi parliamentary elections because of concerns over militias and possible fraud, the latest boycott that could cast doubts on the legitimacy of the election. "I doubt that there will be transparent and fair elections as the ground is not prepared for that.

Turkish Airstrikes in North Iraq Ignite Fires in Assyrian Lands

By Joe Snell

A Turkish airstrike July 6 ignited agricultural fields of Assyrian villages in the Nahla Valley of the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq. As flames burned for hours at night and well into the next day, authorities never arrived to help extinguish the blaze. The fire and lack of emergency response is endemic in the region as Turkish attacks routinely impact communities in Iraq's north.

No Mention of 1915 Genocide During Meeting Between Biden, Erdoğan

By Alex Svenson

On June 14, President Joe Biden held a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Brussels. The meeting was part of Biden's eight-week trip across Europe, the president's first trip abroad since he was inaugurated in January.

Turkey Detains Three Suspects in Connection to Missing Assyrian Couple

Turkish authorities have raided several locations in the Beytüşşebap district of the southeastern Şırnak province and detained three people in relation to the case of a Syriac Christian couple, Mezopotamya agency reported on Sunday. Hürmüz and Şimoni Diril went missing in January 2020, and Şimoni Diril's body was discovered by a river 70 days later.

The 106th Anniversary of Turkey's 1915 Assyrian Genocide

By Uzay Bulut

Tuesday, June 15 marked the 106th anniversary of the beginning of the Assyrian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey committed between 1915 and 1923. During this period, Assyrians — alongside Greeks and Armenians — were exposed to genocide, in which around 300,000 Assyrians perished.

Housewives, Weavers and Businesswomen: Assyrian Women From Assur and Kanesh

By Cécile Michel

The harvest season is now! Send silver so we can store barley for you before your arrival. The beer bread I made for you has become too old. This is urgent! When you read this letter, come, look to Assur, your god, and your home hearth, and let me see you in person while I am still alive! Misery has entered our minds. A wife expresses familiar concerns to her husband.

USCIRF Condemns Turkish Bombing of Assyrian Village in Iraq

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 25, residents of Miska, a small Christian community in the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq, were awakened by deafening blasts as Turkish rockets struck the ground a mere 100 yards from their homes.

Arab Council of Australia Calls for Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide

By Siranush Ghazanchyan

Following the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's statement falling short of accurately characterising the events of 1915, the Arab Council of Australia has joined a growing number of community organisations in calling for the Federal Government to recognise the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides, reported the Armenian National Committee of...

News

Assyrians Soldiers in Armenia: A Vanished Generation
For Iraqi Assyrians, Scenes of Both Horror and Hope
How Turkey Treats Its Historic Churches
Assyrians Will Not Participate in Iraqi Elections: Cardinal Sako
Turkish Airstrikes in North Iraq Ignite Fires in Assyrian Lands
No Mention of 1915 Genocide During Meeting Between Biden, Erdoğan
Turkey Detains Three Suspects in Connection to Missing Assyrian Couple
The 106th Anniversary of Turkey's 1915 Assyrian Genocide
Housewives, Weavers and Businesswomen: Assyrian Women From Assur and Kanesh
Assyrian Journalist Speaks on His Abduction By Kurdish Security in Northeastern Syria

Reports

•  Assyrians and The Turkey-PKK Conflict In Iraq
•  Turkish-Backed Militants Target Assyrian Towns in Syria
•  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

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

Housewives, Weavers and Businesswomen: Assyrian Women From Assur and Kanesh
The King's Parasol
Enlightenment On Middle Eastern History And Culture Through Artwork
The King's Library
The Assyrian King's Earring
God of Scribes and Wisdom
Assyrian Artist Uses Snow to Create Intricate Art
The Bridge of Dalaleh: From Arta to Assyria
Art, Talent and Adversity
The Ancient Zoroastrian Symbol of Iran
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

Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide

(AINA) -- United States President Joe Biden recognized yesterday the Armenian genocide. The genocide targeted Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians -- the Christian communities in Ottoman Turkey. 1.5 million Armenians were massacred, 750,000 Assyrians (75%) and one million Greeks.

AINA News

Assyrian Journalist Speaks on His Abduction By Kurdish Security in Northeastern Syria
Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide
Municipality in Turkey Building Parking Lot on Syriac Catholic Monastery Land
Assyrian Organization in the UN-led Constitutional Committee for Syria
How Computers Learned to Speak Assyrian
Documentary on the Remains of Assyrian Churches in Turkey to Be Released
Assyrian Artist Exhibits Paintings in Detroit
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

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

Housewives, Weavers and Businesswomen: Assyrian Women From Assur and Kanesh

By Cécile Michel

The harvest season is now! Send silver so we can store barley for you before your arrival. The beer bread I made for you has become too old. This is urgent! When you read this letter, come, look to Assur, your god, and your home hearth, and let me see you in person while I am still alive! Misery has entered our minds. A wife expresses familiar concerns to her husband.

The King's Parasol

Technology evolves with breakneck speed, and it is not too often that one can say he or she relies on something that has gone largely unchanged for centuries. But each time you reach for an umbrella, you're relying on an invention that's more than 4,000 years old. Evidence suggests umbrellas originated in ancient Egypt and nearby Assyria.

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