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Oral Statement HRC 22nd Session - Agenda item 4, ID with COI Syria (11 March 2013)

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Agenda item 4, ID with COI Syria
Oral Statement - 11 March 2013
Submitted by Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA)
Speaker: Mr. Basil Oezkaya

Thank you Mr. President!

There is a real danger that Syria is becoming a battlefield for Islamist militant groups and will result in another Iraq where more than a million Christians have been uprooted and distinct ethno-religious groups are still combating each other.

Written Statement: Human Rights Council, 21st Session - Item 4

The Indigenous Aramean (Syriac) Christians of Iraq, Turkey and Syria: 
The Final Solution?

We are now witnessing a turning point in the history of the Middle East. The so-called “Arab Spring” may soon result in a gigantic disaster for the indigenous Christians of the Middle East who continue to face discrimination, persecution, kidnappings, threats, death, loss of land and property. As original inhabitants of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, the Arameans (Syriacs) are increasingly fleeing from their ancient homelands.

Written Statement - Human Rights Council. Item 3 and 5: Indigenous Peoples

Written Statement by the Syriac Universal Alliance on the theme of: Unrecognized Indigenous Peoples: The Case of the Aramean (Syriac) People of Turkey

The Republic of Turkey continues to withhold legal status and its concomitant basic rights to the Aramean people which are given them by the Lausanne Treaty signed by Turkey in 1923. By contrast, this republic validates its own existence by reference to this very same treaty. Turkey also fails to grant the Arameans recognition as an indigenous people, even if it has endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007 and unequivocal sources prove their continuous presence in Southeast-Turkey from about 1112 BC onward. The widely praised recent package reforms in this country did not change the 87-year-old violations of their fundamental human rights by successive governments either.

Oral Statement: Human Rights Council - Item 5: Indigenous Peoples

Oral Statement by the Syriac Universal Alliance on the theme of: Unrecognized Indigenous Peoples: The Case of the Aramean (Syriac) People of Turkey

Thank you, Mr. President.

Your Excellency,

Distinguished Delegates,

The Syriac Universal Alliance represents the indigenous Aramean (also known as Syriac) people of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. I would like to draw your attention to the situation in Turkey. 

Written Statement: Human Rights Council, 15th Session - Item 6: Consideration of the UPR report on Turkey

Written Statement by the Syriac Universal Alliance: Human Rights Related Comments on Turkey’s UPR Report by the Christian Aramean (Syriac) Indigenous People of Turkey

The Christian Aramean (otherwise known as Syriac) people have a history of more than 3,000 years within the confines of the Republic of Turkey. But unlike the Armenians, Greeks, Jews and Bulgarians, the Turkish State continues to deny their legal status and concomitant basic human rights.

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Oral Statement: Human Rights Council, 18th Session - Agenda Item 4

The “Arab Spring” vis-à-vis Freedom, Democracy and Equality: What of Springtime for the Indigenous Peoples of the Near East?

The Syriac Universal Alliance wants to draw the attention of the Human Rights Council to the worsening situation of the already decimated native Aramean (otherwise known as Syriac) people of Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

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Oral Statement: Human Rights Council 21st Session - Agenda item 4

Syria is at a critical impass. While the so called "Arab-Awakening" has called for increased democracy and freedom across the Middle East, countries like Syria are now experiencing the complete opposite.

We are seeing calls for the shedding of more blood and we have seen the demise of society, the fear of all, a horrific future for minorities and an imminent sectarian war.

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Oral Statement: Human Rights Council, 15th Session - Item 6: Consideration of the UPR report on Turkey

Oral Statement by the Syriac Universal Alliance: Human Rights Related Comments on Turkey’s UPR Report by the Christian Aramean (Syriac) Indigenous People of Turkey

Thank you, Mr. President.

Your Excellency,

Distinguished Delegates,

The Syriac Universal Alliance represents the indigenous Aramean (also known as Syriac) people of Turkey.

We are thankful to the Human Rights Council and Mr. President for giving marginalized people like the Arameans a voice at this significant interactive dialogue.

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Oral Statement: Human Rights Council, 18th Session - Agenda item 5

Minority Rights in Turkey, Iraq and Syria: The Aramean (Syriac) People and their Appeal to the UN

The Syriac Universal Alliance wants to draw the attention of the Council to the precarious situation of the indigenous Aramean (or Syriac) people of Turkey, Iraq and Syria.

 

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