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Assyrians in Turkey Commemorate Muslim Cleric Who Saved Many From Genocide
Dogan News Agency
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Syriacs [Assyrians] living in the southeastern town of Midyat have commemorated a Muslim cleric who saved a large number of Christians in 1915 through a church service. Around 200 people, mostly Syriacs living in the southeastern province of Mardin's Midyat district, commemorated Muslim Sheikh Fethullah Hamidi - the Muslim cleric who saved the lives of Syriacs attacked by conservative gangs and tribes in 1915 - at a service at the Mor Hadb?abo Church in the village of Ay?nvert on Sept. 13, marking the 100th anniversary of Peace Day. The service was organized by the Seyfo Committee, a committee formed by Syriacs living both in Turkey and Europe, and attended by the Diyarbak?r St. Mary the Virgin's Church Bishop Yusuf Akbulut, Federation of Syriac Associations Head Evgil T

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