13December2017

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION IN SPECIAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS

SUA Turkey Report 2011: Recommendations for promoting and protecting the human rights of Syriac (Aramean) Christians

Syriac Universal Alliance
2011 Turkey Report:


Recommendations for promoting and protecting the human rights of Syriac (Aramean) Christians

SUA Report to the United Nations
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
46th Session, (2- 20 May 2011)


CONTENTS


Executive Summary 

1. The Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA) 

2. Who are the Aramean (Syriac) People?

3. The Christian Arameans (Syriacs) of Turkey 

4. The Aramean Question in Turkey 
4.1 Lack of Recognition and Legal Status 
4.2 Illegal Land Occupation 9
4.3 Endangered Aramaic Cultural Heritage 
4.4 Return Migration: The future of Tur Abdin 
4.5 Human Rights Developments regarding Christian Arameans
4.6 European community and the Arameans
4.7 The Ottoman Genocide against Armenians, Greeks and Arameans

5. Ten Constructive Questions on the progress of Turkey towards EU membership

6. Ten Recommendations on Turkey 

7. Conclusion 

Appendix


Executive Summary

The Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA), a Non-Governmental Organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and the Social Council of the United Nations defends and promotes the interests of the Aramean Christian (Syriac) people globally, including the Chaldeans, Syriacs (Orthodox and Catholics) and Nestorians (sometimes called Assyrians) of Turkey (referred to herein as “Aramean Christians” or “Arameans”).

The SUA has prepared this Report on Turkey, entitled “Syriac Universal Alliance 2011 Turkey Report: Recommendations for promoting and protecting the human rights of the Indigenous Syriac (Aramean) Christians” (“Report”).

This Report contains ten (10) Questions and ten (10) Recommendations by the SUA concerning the present and future condition of Aramean Christian people in Turkey.

READ THE COMPLETE REPORT HERE!

 

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