• ross1948 17:17 on January 30, 2021 Permalink Reply
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    Turk Fanatics Erased Armenians – Who’s Next?

    Some people say I go too far in describing Turkey’s Erdolf as evil.


    • “About 20 people who knew us wanted to help us with the searches, but the gendarmerie prevented them from coming…. and civilians were not allowed to help. If the permission required had been given, we would have found my mother right away….” — Father Remzi Diril, a priest of the Istanbul Chaldean Church and one of the couple’s sons, after his mother’s body was found bullet wounds in the head and back; interview with Milliyet, January 11, 2021.
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    • During the 1980s and 1990s, Assyrians in southeast Turkey “suffered forced evictions, mass displacement and the burning down of their homes and villages.” They were exposed to severe persecution “including abductions (including of priests), forced conversions to Islam through rape and forced marriage, and murders. These pressures, and other more insidious forms of discrimination, have decimated the community.” — Minority Rights Group International, World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, Assyrians, updated June 2018.
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      • erdogan

        The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.”


    • Today, EU candidate and NATO member Turkey is still not willing or able to provide security and basic human rights for this persecuted minority…..
    • Father Remzi Diril, a priest of the Istanbul Chaldean Church and one of the couple’s sons, said in an interview with the Turkish newspaper Milliyet that his mother’s body had bullet wounds in the head and back, and that his father was probably killed. He added that the search for his parents by authorities has been insufficient:

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