- Dear SOR members, tomorrow, Feb 22, is the trial of Fr. Aziz Akbulut, vicar of St. Mary's Syriac Orthodox Church of Diarbakir, Turkey. Fr. Akbulut is convicted of "provoking and inciting people to hatred and enmity by referring to religious, racial, sectarian and regional differences" (§312 TCG of Turkey's law).The accusations followed comments made by Fr. Akbulut to the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet. Asked about the events of 1915, when thousands of Christians were killed, Fr. Akbulut commented that not only Armenians were killed but also Suryanis. The newspaper published an article titled "The Traitor amongst us", which was followed by the arrest of Fr. Akbulut.A group in Germany has developed the web site http://www.priest-akbulut.de where they intend to publish the latest on the trial.Please keep Fr. Akbulut in your prayers. Our Church has suffered much in that region, especially since the turn of the century.George Kiraz--------------------------
George A. Kiraz, Ph.D.
Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
http://www.BethMardutho.orgRead Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies: http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye----- Original Message -----Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 8:22 AMSubject: VB: www.priest-akbulut.de-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: tozman <tozman@...-berlin.de>
Datum: den 21 februari 2001 01:38
An diesem Donnerstag, den 22. Februar 2001, wird die Verhandlung gegen Priester Akbulut
Unter der Adresse der folgenden Homepage findet sich Informationsmaterial über den bisherigen
die Hintergründe des Falls:
Für weitere Infos, Anregung und Kritik sind wir dankbar:
On this thursday, the 22nd of February 2001 the trial against priest Akbulut will be continued.
This homepage reminds you on the development and background of the case:
We are gratefull for any information, suggestion and critique:
Bjaumo d`Hamsho dothe,22 da sh`bot 2001 methdin Kashisho Akbulut.
Hothe beth-fnitho mhaujo shushoto u medem d`kojem bothre dagsordino:
Mtaudenan lchun lkul melo hatho aw ddurosho: