Testimonies of the scholars of the Syrian Church of Antioch on the synonymy: Aramean/Syrian



Aramean Physical Genocide


2-5-2016: After the Turks come Kurds.... Arameans, Gog and Magog......


17-2-2016: Chemical attack on Ghouta, Damascus in 2013, Arameans, Kurds and Turks....


17-7-2015: Turkey, Syria and Iraq: Arameans, the downfall of an indigenous nation, part II


21-4-2015: Austria Recognizes Armenian Genocide


20-4-2015: Germany, defying Turkey, to call 1915 Armenian massacre 'genocide'


15-4-2015: European Parliament votes to call 1915 Armenian killings genocide


13-4-2015: Hundred Year Ottoman Genocide: Aram-Naharaim Organization and Aramean Democratic Organization send a letter to the EPP Group of the European Parliament


23-3-2015: Hundred year Aramean Genocide: Old and New genocide. ISIS/ISIL terrorists attack Arameo- Assyrian and Arameo- Chaldean villages in Khabour in Syria


30-6-2014: More and more Kurds recognize their own role in the Ottoman genocide……


28-4-2014: Ottoman genocide: 99 years ago, will it be recognized before its 100th anniversary?


7-1-2014: The two Aramean bishops: used as blackmail and bargaining instrument by odious powers…


16-5-2013: The mysterious kidnapping of the two Aramean bishops, the contradictory reports in some media, the possible responsible ones …. and the possible dénouement…


31-3-2011: Turkey, Islamic conference in Pakistan in 1980, Aramean monastery St. Gabriel, ethnic cleansing of Arameans and the apostate Arameans who call themselves “Assyrians”


19-7-2010: Centuries Old Aramean church of St. Jacob of Nisibin in Tur Abdin in Turkey is plastered with racist, anti-Aramean and antichristian slogans.


11-11-2009: Prime minister of Turkey: A Muslim can never commit genocide


28-2-2009: Turkey, Kurds, the Aramean monastery St. Gabriel and worldwide Aramean protest.


3-1-2009: An important Kurdish Leader in Turkey apologizes for the contribution of the Kurds to the Aramean Genocide of 1915- Appeal to Ahmet Turk


4-7-2007: Aramean – Armenian Massacres of the Ottoman Times: a Kurdish Responsibility


Aramean people: Aramean people (not to be confused with ‘Armenians’) speak Aramaic, the language spoken by Abraham, Moses and Jesus. They are the indigenous people of what was called in ancient times Aram- Nahrin, in our days it is called ‘Mesopotamia’.

Some Arameans today identify themselves with “Assyrians”, because of the spiritual colonial hate generating activities of the Western missionaries and diplomats in the Middle-East in 16th and 19th centuries. Other Arameans became known as “Chaldeans”. However all of them are Arameans.

In Turkey, the Arameans are called: Süryani. In Arabic they are called Al- Suryan.


Aramean Genocide


(Sometimes it is falsely called,, Assyrian Genocide”) 

Dutch Version

Dimensions of the Aramean Genocide


Talking about the genocide which was committed by the Turks and Kurds on the Christians in the former Ottoman Empire; only the Armenian genocide gets the international attention. Unfortunately, not only Armenians, but also Arameans (who are different than Armenians) of Mesopotamia have suffered under this horrible genocide which unfortunately is less known to the world. That is probably the reason that sometimes the Aramean genocide is being confused with the Armenian Genocide.


The Aramean Genocide consist out of two dimensions, namely the Physical and spiritual Genocide. In contrast with the Armenians, the Aramean genocide started not in 1915, but much earlier, around 16th century whereby the Turks tried to exterminate the name of this people from the earth. The climax of extermination however, was reached in 1915.

The second dimension of the Aramean genocide started with the coming of the Western missionaries to the Middle-East at the beginning of 16th century through which the Arameans were divided in various denominations with the result that they were weakened and made vulnerable to their hostile environment where ,,the law of the sword” is used.


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Aramean Physical Genocide......................Aramean Spiritual Genocide



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27-7-2010: Aram-Nahrin Organisation sends a letter to the Turkish minister of Interior Affairs on the plastering of the Aramean St. Jacob Church of Nisibin


20-5-2009: Aramean Organizations sent a letter to the President and Prime Minister of Turkey on the Aramean Monastery St. Gabriel and recognition of the Aramean indigenous people as a distinct ethnic minority.


7-5-2009: Arameans of Turkey, the Aramean monastery St. Gabriel





Arameans of Syria.


Arameans of Iraq.


Arabic Translation: الترجمات العربية