Posted by Sadie from ? (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 1:01PM :
In Reply to: well... posted by Sadie from ? (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 12:50PM :
I forgot to say that the persecutions occurred in the very late 1800's-early 1900's (esp. around the time of WWI). That is why we are still affected by it. Give us another 100 years & some worldwide acknowledgement of our suffering at the hands of the Ottomans during that time, & then, I think, we will move on. Some estimate that 750,000 of us were killed at that time - so it was a very large death toll & deserves attention.
Also, I forgot to add that Assyrians are the original inhabitants of northern Iraq, northeastern Syria, & a bit of western Iran, besides the southeastern part of Turkey.
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