By Al-Masdar News on
Damascus, SANA, The Damascus-based Commission for Commemorating the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide held a ceremony for signing the book titled “Eyewitnesses on Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire” by Armenia’s Ambassador to Syria Arshak Poladian at al-Assad Library with the presence of politicians, clergymen, intellectuals and journalists.
Dr. Poladian said in his book, issued by al-Sharq Publishing House in Damascus that the Ottomans perpetrated genocide that expanded geographically throughout the Armenian map- from Cilicia to Mount Ararat through Trabzon and the eastern states- highlighting the crimes of banishment, killing, burning of houses, pillage, rape and humiliation against the Armenians, citing heart-wrenching stories of pain, grief and sadness.
The book includes testimonies of three eyewitnesses (the Syrian lawyer Fayez al-Ghussein, Naem Bek al-Turki and Father Isaac Armala al-Syriani).
The 250-paper book contains precise documents featuring the horrible atrocities which the Ottomans committed against a million and a half Armenians in late 19th century and early 20th century.