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Hundreds gather outside Turkish Consulate to protest devastation in Syria’s Kassab

Source: toronto.ctvnews.ca/ Hundreds of protesters attended a rally in Toronto on Thursday to voice concerns over Turkey's role in the destruction of the ancient Armenian village of Kassab in Syria, whose residents have fled after rebels seized control. The Armenian Youth Federation of Canada (AYF Canada) said more than 600 people were at the demonstration. The [...]

2018-11-07T18:38:41-05:00April 3rd, 2014|News|

500+ Protest at the United Nations ICAO Office in Montreal

Source: ayfcanada.org The Armenian Youth Federation of Canada (AYF Canada) organized a demonstration at the United Nations ICAO offices in Montreal, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 12:00pm. Hundreds of Armenian-Canadians from across Quebec held a demonstration urging the United Nations, NATO and the international community at large to condemn Turkey’s role in the destruction of [...]

2018-11-07T18:38:41-05:00April 3rd, 2014|News|

Syrian Armenians, who had been insulated from war, forced to flee after rebel offensive

Source: Loveday Morris, washingtonpost.com ANJAR, Lebanon — Some fled in their nightclothes, others in their farming boots straight from the fields. Many thought they’d be able to return in a few hours, but now fear they may never again. Until the shells started raining down late last month, the tiny Syrian village of Kassab and [...]

2018-11-07T18:38:41-05:00April 2nd, 2014|News|

Armenian-Montrealers call on Canada to intervene in Kessab

Source: CBC News Armenian-inhabited village of Kessab in Syria attacked by rebel forces When news came that the historic Armenian-inhabited village of Kessab in Syria had been attacked by rebel forces and its people were forced to flee, a shudder went through the global Armenian community. Kessab, normally a 2,000-person village on the border between [...]

2018-11-07T18:38:41-05:00March 31st, 2014|News|

** Action Alert to Save Kessab **

  Save Kessab: An Urgent Appeal to all Armenian-Canadians and People of Good Conscience   Urge Prime Minister Harper to Stop Turkey's Support for the Destruction of Kessab, Syria. Join the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) and Armenian Youth Federation of Canada (AYF Canada) in voicing your solidarity with our brothers and sisters in [...]

2018-11-07T18:38:41-05:00March 27th, 2014|Action Alert, News|

Statement from NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar on attacks in Kessab

Source: ndp.ca NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) has issued the following statement regarding the attacks in Kessab: "New Democrats continue to be shocked by the terrible violence of the conflict in Syria, which has killed over 120,000 people and displaced millions of civilians. I am deeply saddened by the recent attacks by extremist [...]

2018-11-07T18:38:41-05:00March 27th, 2014|News|

Canada Concerned by Attacks on Armenian Town in Syria

Source: international.gc.ca Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: “Canada is deeply concerned by the recent attacks by al Qaeda affiliated armed groups on the ancient Armenian town of Kessab in the Latakia district of northern Syria during which Armenian churches were reportedly desecrated and Armenians driven from their homes. “The [...]

2018-11-07T18:38:41-05:00March 25th, 2014|News|

Letter to PM Harper regarding situation in Kesab, Syria

March 24, 2014 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington StreetOttawa, ON K1A 0A2Dear Prime Minister: On behalf of the Armenian National Committee of Canada, and Canadians of Armenian origin, I would like to bring your attention an urgent matter concerning the Syrian Armenian community [...]

2018-11-07T18:38:41-05:00March 24th, 2014|Press Release|

Syria: Armenian village Kassab victim of "ethnic cleansing" (in French)

Source: Marc DAOU, france24.com Le village de Kassab en Syrie, situé dans un fief du régime de Bachar al-Assad et adossé à la frontière turque, est tombé aux mains des rebelles islamistes syriens. Un évènement qui a provoqué la fuite de ses habitants majoritairement arméniens. La prise de Kassab, une localité adossée à la frontière turco-syrienne dans la province [...]

2018-11-07T18:38:41-05:00March 24th, 2014|News|

ANCC condemns targeting of Armenians and other minorities in Syria; calls upon Prime Minister Harper to demand that Turkey prevent future incursions and end support for al Qaeda

Syria's Armenian Villages of Kesab Targeted by Al-Qaeda Front Groups in Cross- Border Attack from Turkey Ottawa, Ontario - The Armenian populated villages of Kesab (Kessab, Kasab), Syria were the target of three days of brutal cross-border attacks from Turkey by al-Qaeda affiliated armed bands, which may have cost 80 lives and has forced the [...]

2018-11-07T18:38:41-05:00March 24th, 2014|Press Release|