The European Syriac Union recalls the Ottoman Empire’s genocide against the Pontic Greek people

With the 107th anniversary of the Ottoman Empire’s genocide against the Pontic Greek people, the European Syriac Union (ESU) issued a statement, recalling the extermination of 353,000 of Pontic Greek martyrs, who were killed by the Ottomans in 1915.

According to Daily Sabah, the Turkish government issued a statement denying that the Ottomans had committed such genocides, which is a demonstration of its fossil mentality separate from reality, continuing to defend the Ottoman Empire and covering up its crimes and genocides over hundreds of years against all non-Turkish peoples in the region, especially the genocides against the  Armenian, Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) and Pontic Greek people, whose victims amounted to more than 2.5 million people.

Currently, the Turkish state pursues the same policy as the Ottoman Empire, in Syria, Iraq and other countries, deliberately displacing, killing and destroying its historical lands, monuments and heritage, change it demography systematically by using mercenaries and terrorists it has trained within its territory.

In the statement, ESU continued to support international efforts to recognize the Pontic Greek people’s genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire.