2019

Father Ibrahim Hanna Bidu (Hosib), the pastor of the Armenian Catholic Church in Qamishli, travelled to the city of Deir Ezzor, when an attack on his car killed him and his father. ISIS claimed the attack. We extend our deepest condolences to their families and relatives and to the Armenian Catholic Diocese of the Euphrates and to the whole parish for their loss of Father Hosib. He was known to and loved by all the sons and daughters of all denominations and affiliations of Qamishli.

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On Sunday the 9th of October, 2019, Turkey began „Operation Peace Spring“, a military invasion into the area controlled by the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria – DAA. Turkish paid and controlled ground forces consisting mostly of radical fighters that were with ISIS and similar affiliated ideological groups, have committed human rights abuses, occupied homes and land and have terrorized much of the population. As a result over 400 people have died and another 400 000 are displaced and have become IDPs. These IDP families are currently living in temporary shelters in camps, schools or in houses with other families in the region, and are in urgent need of food, clothing and humanitarian assistance. In addition as the different cities are attacked we are seeing the people flee or be killed. Turkish forces continue to

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Q&A with Nazira Goreya, member of the presiding committee of the Syriac Union Party and Co-president of the Gozarto (Jazeera) region of the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North & East Syria (DAA).

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Outside of Tel Temir in northeast Syria, the ruins of the formerly magnificent Tel Nesri church stand stark against the sky, its shattered dome and cracked walls a testament to the brutal history of the region. Tel Nesri used to be a Christian settlement of 70 families, part of the multi-ethnic tapestry of the region, where a quarter of a million Christians lived alongside the Kurdish, Arab, Armenian, Turkmen, Yezidi and Circassian communities.

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ESU foreign affairs representative Metin Rhawi on his recent visit with Swedish MP Lars Adaktusson to the NP in Iraq: the presence and continuation of our people in the NP is becoming more threatening.

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Christians, Kurds caught in crossfire as fighting continues in NE Syria; plus ‘soft’ ethnic cleansing as Jihadists steal Christian lands; and South Africans premiere biblical musical of Daniel in Jerusalem to bless the Jewish State.

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An Urgent Message from Syriacs-Assyrians: do not allow another Genocide! Shleymun Rhawi, representative of the European Syriac Union (ESU), and Sabri Atman, president of Seyfo Center, the Syriac Genocide and Research Center, make it very clear, the Turkish state targets Syriac-Assyrian people with its invasion of NE Syria.

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ESU welcomes the US House of Representatives' recognition of the Genocide of 1915: “Whereas the United States has a proud history of recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide, the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923, and providing relief to the survivors of the campaign of genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians;”

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The war in Syria has been raging for eight years now. Hundreds of thousands have died. Millions have fled to safety. But this was not enough. Turkey has its mind set on destroying the biggest hope for a democratic, pluralistic and free Syria. Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/european-union-peace-in-north-east-syria-stop-turkish-aggression

STOP THE EXTINCTION OF SYRIACS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST! WITHOUT ORIENTAL CHRISTIANS, NO PLURALISTIC DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS POSSIBLE!

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Dear Sir,
We have always believed that the political solution and dialogue are the most important ways to resolve issues in Syria. We have shown our readiness in this regards and accepted that there will be other solutions with our neighbouring country, i.e. Turkey, regarding border security. However, Turkey disavowed the things that we agreed on and began to attack our peoples in north and east Syria

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