ZALIN, Syria — In honor of the spirit of Martyr Nubar Ozanyan, the Council of Martyr’s Families in North and East Syria named a street in Zalin (Qamishli) in his honor.
A delegation from the institutions of the Beth Nahrin National Council (MUB) participated in the ceremony held by the Council of Martyr’s Families in coordination with the People’s Municipal Council, in order to rename Sevan Street, near the Akash Roundabout, after Martyr Nubar Ozanyan. A poster bearing his image was erected by the street.
During the ceremony, official of the Syriac Cultural Association in Zalin Hanna Soumi gave a speech in which he spoke about the martyr’s qualities and his great heroism.
The ceremony was attended by members of the Martyr Nubar Ozanyan Brigade, formed in 2019 by Syrian Armenians.
Ozanyan, whose birth name was Fermun Çırak, was born into a poor Armenian family in Yozgat, Central Anatolia, in 1956. He spent most of his life in revolutionary movements and joined the leadership of the International Freedom Battalion in 2015, whose goal was helping the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) in its fight against the Islamic State. In 2017, he took part in the battle to liberate Raqqa to defeat terrorism and was martyred on 14 August 2017.