Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New book on Turkish Syriacs

ON MOR GABRIEL MONASTERY AND MORE: New Book Published on Embattled Assyrian Monastery in Turkey (AINA).
The book discusses the slow and nearly complete disappearance of the Syriac (also known as Assyrian and Chaldean) community form Turkey, the history and importance of the St. Gabriel Monastery and the ways the Turkish state expropriates the monastery's land.

The treatment of the St. Gabriel monastery is a the litmus test of freedom of religion in Turkey and has already been debated the parliaments from the Netherlands, Germany, the US and the European parliament.
Famed Syriac researcher Dr. Sebastian Brock is the author of a chapter.

Background on the Mor Gabriel Monastery controversy is here and links.