Ancient Christian community looks to the future
- Saturday, April 7, 2007
MÝDYAT - Turkish Daily News
The Syriacs in southeast Turkey are celebrating Easter, with high
hopes for the future. There are approximately 2,000 Syriacs left in
the hilly region around Mardin and Midyat in southeast Turkey, bound
in by the Tigris to the north and east, and by the Syrian border to
the south. Most villages of Tur Abdin are desolate and decayed.
Approximately, 300 to 400,000 Syriacs from Turkey live in Europe.
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