The first symposium ever to be organised by the Assyrian community in Turkey will be held from 1-6 May in the southern provinces of Mardin (Mêrdîn) and Şırnak (Şırnex), Artı Gerçek reported.
Freie Universität Berlin, Universidad de Salamanca and Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Hamburg are among the partners of the international symposium to be hosted by Şırnak University.
Various researchers and academics will join the event which will concentrate on Turabdin (Tur Abdin), a historical area once controlled by Assyrians.
The region, that stretches form Mardin in the north to Diyarbakır (Amed) in the south has been home to various ethnic and religious groups in its long history.
There are numerous churches and monasteries in the area, which has a particular importance for the history of Christianity.