Descendants of those who escaped this genocide now campaign globally for international recognition
Los Angeles, Califronia (PRWEB) March 24, 2015
In 1915, during the First World War, Turkish and Kurdish forces launched a campaign of genocide to exterminate the Assyrian people living in the Turkish Empire. Lasting from 1915 to 1923, this campaign of genocide is known as the “Seyfo,” or “The Sword” by Assyrians worldwide.(1,2)
The centerpiece of a larger plan of ethnic and religious cleansing, the Turkish state and its Kurdish allies conspired and murdered millions of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks 100 years ago during the height of the First World War.
Descendants of those who escaped this genocide now campaign globally for international recognition of the Seyfo and are demanding an official apology from the Republic of Turkey for its role in the murder of millions. (2)
Sabri Atman, director of the SEYFO Center, noted that “Today, March 24th, 2015, history is being rewritten in Yerevan, the capital of the Republic of Armenia, as that nation officially recognizes this terrible and shameful period in history. The Republic of Armenia's decision to recognize the Assyrian and Greek Genocide, (the Seyfo), encourages Assyrians everywhere - it strengthens us to continue our fight to have the Seyfo recognized by the whole international community. We salute the Republic of Armenia for taking this most human and principled stand.”
This recognition of the Assyrian Genocide also represents a challenge for Turkey and its National Socialist forces who still admire their Adolf-Hitler-like historical figure, Talat Pasha.
“Talat Pasha,” stated Mr. Atman, “Who served in various high governmental position in the Turkish state during the First World War, was the central architect in the genocide against the Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks. He is a war criminal of monstrous proportions and should be viewed in the same light as Hitler, Himmler or Eichmann.”
To date, 21 countries have officially recognized the Armenian Genocide that was part of the Seyfo Genocide. The SEYFO Center will continue its work until all the countries of the international community recognize Assyrians and Greeks who also fell victim during the same genocide.
Assyrian Genocide Research, Seyfo Center, is an international research center devoted to the research and documentation of contemporary issues related to the history, politics, society and culture of Assyrians around the world. It’s research is conducted to document past and current events and to analyze their impact on individuals and institutions in occupied Assyria and the diaspora.
(1) international Association of Genocide Scholars recognizes the Assyrian Genocide "http://www.genocidescholars.org/sites/default/files/document%09%5Bcurrent-page%3A1%5D/documents/IAGS-Resolution-Assyrian%20and%20Greek%20Genocide.pdf
(2) Sweden: Parliament Recognizes the Assyrian Genocide "http://globalvoicesonline.org/2010/03/30/sweden-parliament-recognizes-the-assyrian-genocide/"