The Attack of The Arameans on The Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

By Sabri Atman When after a long illness, the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I died on March 21, 2014, the Holy Synod elected Mor Ignatius Aphrem II as Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch. This was during an uncertain and unstable period in our people’s lives for several reasons. The civil war in Syria was costing the lives of hundreds of thousands and at the same time Iraqi Assyrians and other Christians were facing genocide, and once

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Who is Mahmut Konuk? Why is he on Street?

Mahmut Konuk was born on 01.01.1957 in Kurtalan. His father, Abdurrahman (originally Khosrof-Xosrof), is an Islamized, Kurdified Armenian, and his mother, Nefiye, is Kurdish. His grandfather’s name is Vartan, his grandmother’s is Nergis. He had his elementary and secondary education in Kurtalan and completed the Health Sciences High School in Van. In 1975, he started to work as a sanitarian in Çukurca, Hakkari. He received his first exile in Hakkari: he was exiled from the County of Çukurca to the

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Assyrian Martyr’s Day in Turlock

By Ann-Margret “Maggie” Yonan Turlock, Ca. 8/7/2017 On Monday, August 7th, 2017 Assyrians of Stanislaus County with the help of the coordinator, Carmen Mourad held an Assyrian Genocide Remembrance Day at CSU Stanislaus in the Mainstage Theater to commemorate the Assyrian genocide from 1914-1918.  The evening started at 6 pm with a reception of Assyrian appetizers in the main lobby, including an art exhibit at the gallery featuring Nahrin Malki, Jelbert Karami, Fadi Khiyo, and Ninos Chammo. The president of the university,

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