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MEP puts the Assyrian Question to United Nations ...

Dec-14-2010 at 11:48 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)


MEP puts the Assyrian Question to United Nations Special Representative
by Assyria Council of Europe (ACE). December 7, 2010.
http://www.atour.com/government/europe/20101214a.html

The Assyria Council of Europe has informed Emine Bozkurt, an MEP from the Netherlands, about the ongoing discrimination against the Assyrians in Iraq.

ACE has urged Emine Bozkurt to take up this issue with Ad Melkert, who is currently the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Iraq.

Ad Melkert is a member of the Labour Party of the Netherlands, the PvdA, and is also a key figure in supervising development projects around the world with the U.N.

The European Parliament Committee on Foreign affairs held a meeting and exchanged views on a range of issues, including the attacks against Assyrian Christian in Iraq.

Upon Emine Bozkurt’s request, Ad Melkert has promised to review the Assyrian problem in Iraq and take up the issue of providing them with more protection.

The Assyrians are among the most vulnerable indigenous peoples of Iraq, who are marginalised politically and have little representation in local police forces.

This is most notably seen in the Nineveh Plains; an area where they are the majority group yet have very little representation within the police force, which is dominated by minority Arab and Kurdish groups in the area.

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The Assyria Council of Europe (ACE) is a Brussels based non profit advocating rights of minorities in Iraq since 2007.
Homepage: www.assyriacouncil.eu
Email: info < a t> assyriacouncil.eu

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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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» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» 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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