“All we want is to live. If you ignore our appeal, we will be violently killed by extremists, same as it happened in Aleppo…and other places on the Syrian territory,” says the statement on Facebook drafted by Armenian MP Arman Saakyan.
In honor of his mother, Anoush Apelian, Garo Konyalian has created a 27 minute historical video covering a vast history of Kessab, all the way up to NOW.
As recently as 2010, Syria’s beaches and historic places filled the pages of travel magazines. Now?....
This interview with Stepan Apelian who was eye witness to what happened in Kessab, Stepan has been living in Kessab almost all his life and was in Kessab for the past 3 years of Syrian unrest, he described the occupation of Kessab and liberation of Kessab,
It took three years for the conflict in Syria to spread to Kessab, a town on the Mediterranean coast by the Turkish border near the city of Lattakia. Long enough that its townsfolk thought they had been spared by the displacement and dereliction that came with the war.
Kessab citizens return
One of Many damaged buildings in Kessab
During the trial of the Islamic State (IS) militants who attacked Turkish security forces at Nigde last year, court files revealed that Turkey, beyond supplying opposition forces with weapons and ammunition, had also given artillery support to the opposition groups that captured the Armenian-populated Syrian town of Kessab. The full story is here.
Protestors Decry Arrest of Journalists
Take a look at the colorful magazine style website Flipboard. While you can search on any topic, we have zeroed in on items concerning Armenia and Syria as a whole.
Kessab Church to Get New Bell
KEA Board of Directors with his Holiness Aram I
An interview from Damascus on the Christian Genocide taking place in Syria
The story of the Armenian people is one of tragedy and triumph. It is a story that has been aggressively silenced for decades. On April 21, we are going to tell this story to the world–we need your help!