On 7 July 2019 ESU festively opened its new Netherlands office in Hengelo. ESU Nederland and Stichting Bahro Production - the Dutch production company of TV channel Suroyo TV - will be the main occupiers new officebuilding.


On Tuesday 25 June 2019, the Bethnahrin Patriotic Union from Iraq, the Yezidi Exile Council of Sinjar and the European Syriac Union, together with Sallux, visited the House of Representatives in The Hague for a meeting with Dutch MP Joël Voordewind of the ChristenUnie.


Freedom of Speech in Turkey?

On 18 April 2019, ECPM and The European Post hosted a panel discussion in the European Parliament in Strasbourg over the freedom of press in Turkey. Rima Tuzun, foreign affairs representative for ESU was present and she offered a perspective from the minorities’ point of view.


Stop the Ottoman Turkish invading Northeast Syria

Don’t let Christianity be driven out of Northeast Syria


With the decision of US-President Donald Trump to withdraw US-forces from Syria, all religious and ethnic minorities are concerned about their future, especially because of the dominant role played by Turkey. Turkey already proved in Afrin how their implementation of "cleansing terrorists" looks like. Now Turkish-backed jihadists eagerly await the US to leave so that they can kill the Christians and destroy our Churches. The Turkish-backed jihadists will not hesitate to commit exactly the same crimes as ISIS did.


Today, June 15, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people commemorates Sayfo genocide perpetrated by Ottoman-Turkish rule between 1914-1918 leaving back tremendous human loss, tradegy, suffering and destruction of millennial cultural, social heritage.


Today May 19, we remember and commemorate the victims and martyrs of Pontic Greek genocide perpetrated under Ottoman-Turkish rule which led to the demographical, cultural, social and economic destruction of the ancient Pontus Greek people in the Black Sea region.


On May 18, 2010, exactly nine years ago, founding President of European Syriac Union, ESU Iskender Alptekin passed away in Zurich, Switzerland leaving behind him valuable heritage of struggle and brotherhood.


On May 12, the news of the departure of HH Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir saddened us and ESU wants to convey its condolences to the Maronite Christians of Lebanon and around the world. HH Cardinal Sfeir held the holy seat amid immense turmoil in Lebanon and in the whole Middle East region by being a voice of justice, peace and equality. We salute his memory.


Today marks 85 years of the Simele Massacre against indigenous Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in Iraq with colossal suffering and with the objective of ethnic cleansing. Following the Iraqi independence and establishment of the whole political, social and economic system in the Iraq, the Simele Massacre had been committed against Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in the Northern Iraq around Dohuk and in the Simele.


A Future for Christians in Iraq

The Conference 'A Future for Christians in Iraq' co-partnered by the European Syriac Union, 28-30 June 2017, European Parliament, Brussels.

Signed Conference Position Paper