Syriac women vow to continue fight for rights on 109th anniversary of Sayfo Genocide

BETH NHARIN — In commemoration of the 109th anniversary of the Sayfo Genocide, the Syriac newspaper Gazete Sabro interviewed several women from Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) institutions to highlight the enduring impact of the atrocities on Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) women. Tibelia Ahron, a member of the Bethnahrin Women’s Union (Huyodo d’Neshe d’Bethnahrin, HNB), expressed the unwavering determination of Syriac women to continue their struggle for rights, calling on women worldwide to join their cause.

Ahron recounted the tragic history of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of Syriacs (Arameans–Assyrians–Chaldeans) were killed. She detailed how hundreds of thousands of deaths went unrecorded and countless women and children faced brutal violations, leading many to end their lives.

Ahron emphasized that the memory of the Sayfo remains deeply ingrained in the consciousness of Syriac women. She vowed that their fight would persist until the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people achieve their rightful recognition and justice. She called for Turkey to acknowledge the genocide committed by its predecessors and urged European countries to pressure Ankara into recognizing the crimes of the Ottoman Empire.