Kessab Under Siege articles

Hundreds Protest at Turkish Consulate of Toronto

The Armenian Youth Federation of Canada (AYF Canada) organized a demonstration at the Consulate of Turkey in Toronto on Thursday, April 3. Hundreds of Armenian-Canadians from across southern Ontario held a demonstration voicing their concern over Turkey’s role in the destruction of the northwestern Syrian town of Kessab, whose predominantly civilian Armenian population was forced to evacuate to avoid slaughter earlier this weekend.

Kessab Armenians in L.A. Take Action to #SaveKessab

The Kessab Educational Association (KEA) of Los Angeles has issued a plea to the United Nations to close the Syrian-Turkish border and protect the town of Kessab, which came under attack in the morning hours of March 21 after Syrian rebels aided by Turkey attacked the peaceful town on the northwestern border of Syria. Approximately 2,000 Kessab Armenians fled.

Schiff Questions Samantha Power on UN Action on Kessab

Most United Nations Security Council members have “raised the issue” of the recent takeover of the historically Armenian town of Kessab, Syria, and urged the world body “to do more to meet the needs of these people,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and members of a key House Appropriations panel Wednesday during a Congressional hearing, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

Royce, Engel Bill Calls on State Dept. to Report on Stolen Churches by Turkey

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) has been joined by the panel’s Ranking Democrat Eliot Engel (D-NY), in introducing bipartisan religious freedom legislation (H.R.4347) that would require the Obama Administration to submit annual reports on the status of stolen Christian churches and properties in Turkey and occupied Cyprus, a move welcomed by the Armenian National Committee of America.