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The Armenians in Syria - Ourfa

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Uploaded on Feb 11, 2012

The greatest Armenian Colony in Syria is Aleppo City, at the same time it is one of most important colonies in the Armenian Diaspora, in one word the major colony. The history of this old colony has been firmly connected with the history of formation of Diocese. Consequently the Armenian have had notable presence in Aleppo from the ancient times where they have even occupied honorable positions. When the Armenian Salesmen have started to come to Aleppo from all over Armenia between the 16th and 18th Centuries. The colony has lived praiseworthy days. At those days the Armenians living in Aleppo have had a respected well-known class of princes . According to Alex Russell the Armenian population in Aleppo has estimated 6720 in 1745,whereas in the 19th Century beside to trade some Crafts has been the Armenian's monopoly . They have also notable achievements in the cultural different fields. Indeed, the famous school-room in Aleppo has been considered a scientific and Artistic real school in the 16th and the 17th centuries. Mourat Kritch, Priest Mgrditch, Priest Sarkis and others were graceful artists of the Colony, The members of Mousanver family were well-known Painters. Rzk-Allah Asdvadzadour Hassounian was one of the distinguished intellectuals in the 19th Century. "Frat" the first Armenian Syrian daily newspaper saw light in 1868 ,in Aleppo. The days of the Armenian Genocide when Aleppo has become the biggest centre of gathering emigrant Armenians , the Armenian population has unrelatively increased in Aleppo. The life of the Armenian colony has started to form in 1920s-1930s . And the recent lively image of Armenian life is considered the authentical and increasing continuation of the past. Highly rank Armenian Militants The General Aram Karamanougian and the colonel Joseph Bayramian have participated in the Syrian Army.
Hratch Papazian, Movses Der Caloustian (1932,Alexandret),The Lawyer Bedros Mulletbashian, Hrant Sulahian, Nazaret Yakoubian, Movses Salatian ,the lawyer Fred Arslanian , the General Aram Karamanougian , Dikran Tchrajian , Abdullah Fettel , The lawyer Krikor Eblighatian,

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