Thursday, August 4, 2011

Suryoyo Appeal for Right of Return to Turkey

A Syriac Orthodox organization, the European Syriac Union, has appealed to the European Commission to pressure the Turkish government to remove obstacles preventing the return of Suryoyo living abroad to their homelands in southeastern Turkey and to introduce constitutional protections securing the legal status and ethnic identity of the Suryoyo still living in Turkey.

Roughly 250,000 Suryoyo live in Western and Central Europe, whereas only 15,000 remain in Turkey, of those the majority living in diaspora within the country in Constantinople. More here.

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