CANBERRA — The Kurdish lobby in Australia has joined calls for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to recognize the massacres committed against the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean), Armenian, and Greek peoples.
Ahead of the 106th annual commemoration of the genocides committed by the Ottomans, institutions and organizations in Australia have called for the official recognition of the genocides by the Australian government.
In a letter, Kurdish lobbying groups in Australia said that Turkey had committed numerous massacres against the Kurdish people and continued to deny the crimes it had committed against the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean), Armenian, and Greek peoples.
The goal of the letter, said the groups, was the strengthening of fraternal ties and understand between the Kurdish Australians and other components and to further the cause of human rights.
The Council of Churches of New South Wales sent a letter to PM Morrison urging him to recognize the massacres committed against the three Christian peoples.
The President of the Council firmly called for the recognition of the genocides so that the millions of martyrs brutally killed by the Ottomans are not forgotten and that these crimes be remembered so as not to be repeated.