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Greek Crisis Means Disaster for Syrian Refugees

NOTE: Every Greek Member of the EU and the Council of Europe, as well as the Greek Foreign Minister and a number of other politicians have received this WCA Press Release. This Monday the WCA will send them an open letter, asking the Greeke state officials and government for specific support and cooperation on the underreported issue of Aramean (Syriac) Christan refugees in need of assistance in Greece.

Breaking News: U.S. House of Representatives Calls upon Turkey to Return Christian Properties

  Södertälje

On Tuesday, 13 December 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives sent a powerful message to Turkey by adopting House Resolution 306 with a landslide vote of 43 to 1. This decision calls upon the Government of Turkey to guarantee religious freedom and return stolen properties to its diminishing indigenous Christian populations like the Armenians, Greeks and Arameans (Syriacs).

Joint Statement: Middle East Christian Leaders condemn the Massacre of Copts in Cairo

  Washington DC

On behalf of the Aramean (Syriac) people, the Syriac Universal Alliance strongly condemns the recent wave of violence against the indigenous Christian people in Egypt. We stand united with the Copts and all other persecuted, ignored and uprooted indigenous peoples of the Middle East.

Arab Spring Must Protect Native Minorities in the Middle East

Geneva, Switzerland

The Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA) gave two rousing speeches at the 18th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21 and 23 September 2011.

Both speeches focused on the plight of the Aramean (Syriac) people in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. However, it was the reference to the so-called “Arab Spring” and the lack of true opportunity, freedom or democracy for the Arameans and other minority groups, such as the Armenians, Copts and Greeks, which stirred up most interest.

Breaking News: U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Calls upon Turkey to Return Christian Properties

London, UK

Yesterday, 20 July 2011, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee sent a powerful message to Turkey by adopting the Berman-Cicilline Amendment, with a vote of 43 to 1, that calls upon the Government of Turkey to guarantee religious freedom and return stolen properties to its diminishing indigenous Christian populations like the Armenians, Greeks and Arameans (Syriacs).

Iraqi massacre in Syriac church: 52 killed and scores injured

London, UK

The Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA), the recognised United Nations NGO representing the Aramean (Syriac) people worldwide, sharply condemns the latest and most horrific massacre in the Syriac Catholic Church in Baghdad where 52 Christian Arameans and Iraqi police were slaughtered by Al Qaeda linked forces.

Midyat churchgoers remain on edge after attack during sunday mass

Midyat, Southeast Turkey

Turkish police have arrested a local man charged with terrorizing churchgoers in Midyat, Turkey. The Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA), the recognised United Nations NGO representing the Aramean (Syriac) people worldwide, condemns the actions of a 27-year-old Kurdish man intended to intimidate churchgoers at Mor Barsaumo Syriac Orthodox Church in Midyat on 22 August 2010.

Monastery boundary cases declared null and void in Ankara court battle: Back to the drawing board for the monastery

  Ankara

The Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA), the recognised United Nations NGO representing the Aramean (Syriac) people worldwide, reports that the Supreme Court in Ankara handed down its long awaited decision regarding the St Gabriel Monastery (“Monastery”) land boundary battle with neighbouring villages of Yayvantepe (Qartmin) and Eğlence (Zinol) in southeast Turkey.

Alarming anti-Aramean (Syriac) intimidations in Southeast Turkey

  London, UK

The Syriac Universal Alliance (SUA), the recognized United Nations NGO representing the Aramean (Syriac) people worldwide, is becoming increasingly alarmed at the anti Christian and anti-Aramean activities taking place lately in the Tur ‘Abdin region in Southeast-Turkey

 

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