Testimonies of the brilliant historians of the Syrian Church of Antioch on the Aramean origin of our nation, Synonymy: Aramean/Syrian
Question: Who were the ancient Assyrians? Were they simply one ethnicity or a composition of many nations/ tribes?
Who made the East- Aramean Nestorians known as "Assyrians"?
How "Assyrian" fanaticism resulted in terrorism (here and here).
World Council Arameans/ Syriac Universal Alliance (WCA/SUA)
WCA/SUA: Grave Human Rights violators, international syndicate of hate mongers.
Aramean history, history, culture and language, a six partite interview
Colonialism, “Assyrianism”, terrorism, occultism, downfall of the Aramean nation in the Middle-East and their Diaspora.
26-4-2022: Tur Abdin: Aramean monastery St. Jacob of Sarug in Tur Izlo, the games of Kurds and Turks, sentence of Aramean monk Sefer Aho Bilecen and the fake news about the Aramean nation.
8-5-2020: Mainstream media and fake news: wars, uprisings, chaos, bloodbaths, deception, demonization, blackmail, Iraq, Syria, Douma (East Ghouta), Idlib and the murder of Qassem Soleimani
27-8-2019: Arsons in Tur Abdin: Aramean Zahfaran monastery (St. Hananyo), Midun (Öğündük) and villages in Izlo mountain
20-4-2019: Finally the truth comes out: Isa Gulten/ Garis, St. Gabriel monastery and glorification of the unholy colonial Western anti-Aramean invention “Assyrianism.”
23-4-2018: The Western Anti-Aramean colonial product “Assyrians” and unconditional loyalty to PKK/YPG and Abdullah Ocalan
2-2-2017: Arameans of Aram-Nahrin organization sent a congratulation letter to US President Donald Trump
6-1-2017: Aramean Genocide and merciful Hammo Sharro of Shingal/ Sinjar, Mohammad Sheikh of tribe Tayy and Sheikh Fathallah of Aynkaf
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
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
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
28-11-2007: Aramean monk kidnapped in Tur Abdin (Turkey)
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 Physical Genocide
(Sometimes it is falsely called,, Assyrian Genocide" (here)
In their original homelands, the cradle of the forefathers, the peaceful minded Arameans were trampled, ignored, despised, persecuted and murdered for centuries by various fanatical rulers and nations of the middle-east.
They faced ethnic cleansing, deportations, slaughtering, pogroms and killings in a way that even the “wild animals” would be ashamed. The climax of terror and ethnic cleansing against the Arameans of Mesopotamie was reached in 1915-18, when – although exact numbers are unknown-, approximately 600.000 of them were brutally slaughtered, whose innocent blood is still crying for justice!
According to Fr. Dale Johnson, a American who became a Syrian Orthodox priest, the Arameans of Aram-Naharaim have since their conversion to Christendom get faced with 38 distinct massacres. We shall in the framework of this subject discuss the genocide of 1895 and 1915-1918 by means of few quotes.
American Ambassador Henry Morgenthau
Aramean- Armenian - Greek Genocide
"And now the Young Turks, who had adopted so many of Abdul Hamid's ideas, also made his Armenian policy their own. Their passion for Turkifying the nation seemed to demand logically the extermination of all Christians---Greeks, Syrians (= Arameans), and Armenians. ....... They would destroy all Greeks, Syrians (= Arameasn), Armenians, and other Christians, move Moslem families into their homes and into their farms, and so make sure that these territories would not similarly be taken away from Turkey.
He had been a thorn in the side of Talaat and Enver for some time, and they were perfectly content that he should exercise his imperious and stubborn nature against the Syrians (= Arameans), Armenians, and other non-Moslem elements in the Mediterranean provinces.
The Armenians are not the only subject people in Turkey which have suffered from this policy of making Turkey exclusively the country of the Turks. The story which I have told about the Armenians I could also tell with certain modifications about the Greeks and the Syrians (=Arameans). ...... it was probably for the reason that the civilized world did not protest against these deportations that the Turks afterward decided to apply the same methods on a larger scale not only to the Greeks but to the Armenians, Syrians (= Arameans), Nestorians (= Arameans), and others of its subject peoples.
Morgenthau mentions three nations who were exterminated by the Turks, namely: Armenians, Greeks, Syrians and Nestorians.
“Syrians” is synonym for Arameans. The Arameans of the Old Testament are called Syrians in the New Testament. More about: Syrians/Arameans:
“Nestorians” is unfortunately heretic name applied to the East- Syrians or East- Arameans.
East- West- Arameans has to do with the geography at the beginning of the Christianity. Roughly speaking, river the Euphrates was de border. The Arameans living Eastern of Euphrates, the Persian Empire, were called “East- Arameans” or “East- Syrians”; thus Nestorians who later became known as “Chaldeans” (1552) and again later as “Assyrians” (19th century).
The Arameans living Western of Euphrates, the Roman Empire, were called “West- Arameans” or “West- Syrians” or in short just “Syrians”. And sometimes both the East- as well and the West- Arameans are called “Syrians”; if not specifically indicated!
Eyewitness report and scientific analyses
The Aramean genocide is partly recorded by eyewitnesses Mr. Abdel Messih Numan Karabasi in a book, who was during the genocide of 1915 a student Syriac (Aramaic) in our monastery Zahfaran in the city of Mardin in south-east of Turkey.
This book recently has been translated into German and Dutch. In his report, he describes the killings and ethnic cleansing of the villages in the neighbourhood of the city of Mardin carried out by the Turkish army in cooperation with the Kurds during the mass killings of 1915-1918.
The second book concerning the Aramean genocide is a scientific analyses from the hand of Sebastien de Courtios treating the Aramean Genocid of 1895-1915-1918, entitled,, The Forgotten Genocide: Eastern Christians, The Last Aramaeans"
The third book concerning the Aramean genocide is from the hand of archpriest Sleman Henno published in 1977. The book is based on the story of survivors of the genocide of 1915-1918. Recently the book has been translated into German and Dutch. The English translation is still in process.
Below all three books are presented.
To give you a impression about these cruelties, carried out by Turks and Kurds against the defenseless and innocent Aramean people, here below a few quotes will be presented to you.
------The Aramean Genocide of 1895-1896-----
Click here for more quotes about Aramean Genocide of 1895-1896 from the book of Abdel Messih Numan Karabasi and Sebastien de Courtios
------Aramean Genocide of 1915-1918 committed by the Turks and Kurds-----
Click here for more quotes about Aramean Genocide of 1915-1918 from the book of Abdel Messih Numan Karabasi, Sebastien de Courtios and Sleman Henno
What can you do?
The previous story shows the cruelty and mercilessness committed against the defenseless Aramean people of Mesopotamia which, according these eyewitnesses was carried out by the Turkish Army in cooperation with the Kurds. The distress, the dishonoring and humiliation which this defenseless people had to suffer cannot be described by a pen.
The Turks repeatedly use the “excuse” that the Armenians rebelled against the Ottoman Empire in order to destabilize the empire to create own Armenian state. However this “excuse” is not true in case of the Aramean people. On the contrary; the Aramean people have treated everybody, including the Turks, with respect, love and dignity; a way of life which we unfortunately have missed at the side of the Turks and others in this region.
For this reason; we should never forget these martyrs; since the only reason they were slaughtered was because they were not Muslims. The innocent blood of these martyrs cries for justice and recognition of this horrible genocide.
Here below you can let hear your voice by signing the genocide form which we will send to various international organs and intuitions amongst others, the European Parliament to ask for their attention to the Aramean genocide.
Fill in the form and make your voice heard!
Copyright © Aram-Nahrin Organisation
Letters to governments and international institutions
Aramean Spiritual/ Physical Genocide
Fake News on the Aramean nation:
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