In 1915, the Ottoman Empire under the ruling Committee of Union and Progress embarked on a systematic campaign of genocide against the Assyrian and Chaldean Christians living in eastern Anatolia, northern Iraq, and western Persia. 200,000 are believed to have been killed with thousands more displaced. August 7th marks the commemoration of the Assyrian Genocide, as well as the continued persecution of the Assyrian communities to this day.
Genocide Watch recognizes the Ottoman Empire's genocidal campaign against the Assyrian, Chaldean, and Aramaic communities and condemns Turkey's continued denial of the genocide to this day.
For more information on the Assyrian Genocide please see Genocide Watch's information handout on the Assyrian Genocide.