In Derik is a town and a district of the province of Mardin in the south-east of Turkey, a group of inhabitants visited the only Armenian family in the region, on the occasion of the Nativity. According to the Turkish site Mardinlife, among the group of people who visited Derik’s only Armenian family, the writer Eyoub Gyuven said that the Armenians are among the peoples originating from the region and it is to congratulate the birth of Christ, the group visited with gifts to the last Armenian family that of Nayif Demirdji.
“The fact that Armenians have left this region is of great problem, but we remember them and bring them our congratulations on the occasion of the Holy Nativity” said Eyoub Gyuven. Recall that the Armenians did not leave the region of Mardin of their own free will. As on all the Ottoman Empire they were victims of the genocide between 1915 and 1923. Armenians who were massacred, died on the road of exile or who fled so as not to suffer the death programmed by the Turkish authorities.