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Assyrian leader to accompany Turkish President's Sweden visit

Mar-11-2013 at 07:20 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Assyrian leader to accompany Turkish President's Sweden visit
by World Bulletin/News Desk. March 09, 2013.

Turkish President Gul will travel to Sweden on Sunday, Spiritual Leader of the Assyrian Orthodox Church will be the first religious minority community leader to participate in a presidential visit

Turkish President Abdullah Gul will travel to Sweden on Sunday at an invitation by Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf.

Gul will be the first Turkish head of state to visit Sweden.

While in Stockholm, President Gul will be conferred with Sweden's Royal Order of the Seraphim, the country's highest order.

The official delegation during Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s visit to Sweden beginning on March will include Spiritual Leader of the Assyrian Orthodox Church in Istanbul and Ankara, Patriarchal Vicar and Metropolitan Bishop Yusuf Cetin.

Turkish-Swedish bilateral trade volume in 2012 was recorded as 3.3 billion USD.
With this visit, Cetin will go down in history as the “first religious minority community leader to participate in an international visit as part of a presidential-level official delegation.”

With the invitation of 16th Swedish King Gustav, President Gul will come together at the Embassy with the representative of the Turkish-origin Assyrian Society that immigrated to Sweden from Turkey. According to Assyrian sources, there are approximately 70 thousand Turkish Syriac Christian immigrants residing in Sweden.

During Gul's visit, Turkey and Sweden will sign a strategic partnership document.

Sweden is a strong supporter of Turkey's EU bid.

Turkish-Swedish bilateral trade volume in 2012 was recorded as 3.3 billion USD.

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
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» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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