A memorial monument in Armenia for the Assyrian 'Seyfo Genocide'

A memorial monument in Armenia for the Assyrian 'Seyfo Genocide'

Location of the proposed monumentThis is the 93rd anniversary of the Ottoman genocidal killings of the Assyrians carried out in cooperation with many fundamentalist Kurdish tribes when more than half a million Assyrians lost their life. The peak of the genocide took place between 1914-1919, the years of the great tragedies and killings perpetuated against our peaceful people in their homeland, intended to wipe out our ethnic identity from the face of earth.

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However our nation was able to endure through this tragedy with faith. Those who survived were forced to escape to other countries.

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Some of the refugees reached Armenia which welcomed them in spite of its own difficulties. Since then Assyrians of Armenia have enjoyed civil liberties, and political rights and have been able to preserve their cultural rights.

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The government of Armenia has expressed another good will towards the Assyrian by helping them to build a monument in the memory of half a million of their people who lost their life during the genocide perpetuated by the Ottoman state.

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Since the state of Armenia decided eight months ago to erect a monument for the Assyrian martyrs, The city of Yerevan has granted us a (12 square meters) piece of land where we can build a memorial for our martyrs. The monument will be between 3 to 3,5 meters high. The approval came from the President of Armenia, Robert Kocharian, who also donated funds and gave for the Assyrians to help them celebrate the Assyrian New Year in Yerevan.

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We thank the state of Armenia and the Armenian. We are thankful for the beautiful speeches that were given by the representative of the president and the representative of the minority concerning this issues, and we therefore ask our Assyrian people where ever they are, especially the artists and the engineers, to prepare drawings for the monument we have mentioned so that our martyrs will be remembered in the capital of Armenia.

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We urge all willing to help to contact us as soon as possible.

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Assyrian Association of Armenia
Assyrian International Seyfo Committee

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For more information contact:
Website: www.furkono.com
E-mail: [email protected]

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Mr.Arsen Mikhaylov
Assyrian association of Armenia “Atour”
E-mail: [email protected]
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ADDITIONAL READING

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ATOUR” Assyrian Association of Armenia and its activities

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Living beside Armenians, Assyrians took the meritable place in cultural and economic development of Armenia for many years.

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today when the centuries-old dreams of Armenian nation, the formation of an independent sovereign State, has become true, the people have enthusiastically taken up the consolidation of the democratic principles, simultaneously creating conditions for the progress of all people inhabiting the Republic of Armenia, the Assyrians among them.

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The Assyrian Association “Atour” was founded in 1989. It was officially registered at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia in 1992.





Call for Architectural Sketches for Assyrian Genocide Monument in Yerevan, Armenia

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The Assyrians of Armenia have been provided with an opportunity to erect a monument in Yerevan (the capital city of Armenia) commemorating the victims of the 1915 Assyrian Genocide. The proposed site is the lower corner of the Chamber Music Hall Park (intersection of Nalbandian and Moskovian) as shown below.

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Assyrian architects, artists, and other talented individuals are requested to submit ideas and concepts in the form of architectural sketches for the subject monument. The space allocated for this monument is 3 meters in width, 4 meters in length, and 3 meters in height.

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Photos:

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1- The location of the proposed Assyrian Genocide monument.
2- Map of the location.

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Map of the proposed location for the Assyrian Genocide monument

  1. Assyrian International Seyfo Committee AISC

    To the Honourable Mayor of Yerevan Mr Gagik Beglaryan

    On November 12th, 2008 the mayor of Yerevan signed the decision ( № 5261) on allocation of 16 sq. meters to the Assyrian Association of Armenia ‌‌‌‌ ??Atour?? for the erection of a monument commemorating the victims of the Armenian and the Assyrian genocides between years 1915-1923 in Ottoman empire.

    On 05.02.2010 the mayor of Yerevan signed the decision (№ 01150-26847-13) for authorization for the Assyrian Association of Armenia ??Atour??, on the beginning of erection of a monument for the innocent victims of a genocide Armenian and the Assyrian people of 1915-1923 years in Ottoman empire.

    The Assyrian International Seyfo Committee thank you for your support and help to the Assyrians of Armenia to erect a genocide monument. Your approval of the monument is a proof of the deep friendship between the Armenian and Assyrian people.

    We wish for your continued support and look forward visiting Yerevan for the inauguration of the monument.

    Kind Regards
    Assyrian International Seyfo Committee (AISC)
    Sweden, Stockholm
    21 May 2010


    Assyrian International Seyfo Committee AISC
    To the Honourable President of the Republic of Armenia
    Mr Serzh Sargsyan

    On November 12th, 2008 the mayor of Yerevan signed the decision ( № 5261) on allocation of 16 sq.meters to the Assyrian Association of Armenia ‌‌‌‌  ??Atour?? for the erection of a monument commemorating the victims of the Armenian and the Assyrian genocides between years 1915-1923 in Ottoman empire.

    On 05.02.2010 the mayor of Yerevan signed the decision
    (№ 01150-26847-13) for authorization for the Assyrian Association of Armenia ??Atour?? , on the beginning of erection of a monument for the innocent victims of a genocide of the Armenian and the Assyrian people of 1915-1923 years in Ottoman empire.

    The Assyrian International Seyfo Committee hereby thank your country for the support and help to the Assyrians of Armenia. We believe the Armenian and Assyrian people have much in common and share a deep friendship.

    Kind Regards
    Assyrian International Seyfo Committee (AISC)
    Sweden, Stockholm
    21 May 2010

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