Syriac people of Qabre Hewore (Al-Qahtaniyah) in North and East Syria commemorate Sayfo

QABRE HEWORE, Syria — In the town of Qabre Hewore (Al-Qahtaniyah) in North and East Syria along the border with Turkey, the Syriac Union Party (SUP) held an event to commemorate the martyrs of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people killed in the Sayfo Genocide of 1915.

The event began with a prayer for the souls of the millions of Armenians, Greeks, Yezidis, and Syriacs (Arameans–Assyrians–Chaldeans) murdered by Ottoman forces and allied Kurdish, Arab, and Circassian tribes. A documentary on the Sayfo, its many massacres, their causes, and their impact was screened.

Isoh Gawriye, a member of the presidential body of Beth Nahrin National Council (MUB), gave a short lecture during which he discussed the actions needed by the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people and their parties to prevent the recurrence of the massacres and demand the Turkish state, the inheritor of the Ottomans, as well as the international community, to recognize the Sayfo and restore their stolen rights.