Kurdistan National Congress and Syrian Democratic Council calls for recognizing the Sayfo Genocide

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA —  The Kurdistan National Congress (KNC) issued a statement on the 109th anniversary of the Sayfo Genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire against the Christian peoples in 1915.

The KNC stressed the need for Turkey to recognize the genocides against the Armenian, Syriac (Aramean-Chaldean-Assyrian) and Yezidi peoples.

The KNC statement added that the Society of Union and Progress, the Kurdish-origin Hamidian clans and the Ottoman Army committed a bloody crime against humanity, aimed at exterminating the Syriac and Armenian history and culture.

The statement confirmed that more than half a million Syriacs and more than one and a half million Armenians have been victims of these brutal genocides, not to mention the displacement and change of religion they were subjected to.

The KNC declared that the Turkish authorities, who deny the genocide, continue their genocidal mentality.

The KNC called on the Turkish regime to bear its historical and humanitarian responsibilities and recognize the 1915 Sayfo Genocide.

The KNC condemned the brutal 1915 Genocide and called on the international community to recognize it.

In related news, the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) of North and East Syria stated that the Sayfo Genocide is one of the worst genocides in history.

“It is necessary to emphasize that this human tragedy will not be forgotten, so that such flagrant violations of human rights and dignity will not be repeated,” the SDC declared.

The SDC statement added that Turkey follows a similar aggressive approach towards the ethnic components of the Syrian people, since the Turkish forces launched several military operations and occupied Syrian territory, leaving behind thousands of dead and injured civilians, as well as hundreds of thousands of displaced people.

The SDC called on the international community to take strict measures against Turkey to stop this aggression and ensure that those responsible for committing war crimes against humanity are held accountable.