ESU presents Turkey Country Report to European authorities in the Commission

As an international civil society organization ESU works in different fields and with various actors to bring more attention to the cause of the Syriac (Chaldean-Aramaic-Assyrian) people in their homeland and in the diaspora.

The delegation consisted of ESU Co-Chair Tony Vergili and Foreign Affairs representative Jacques Eliazar. They met with European Commission officials from the Turkey desk while presenting the report and discussing the situation of the Syriac people of the past year and recent social and political process in the country. After the failed 2016 coup attempt, Turkey, under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP, entered into a new process with a bold discourse of nationalism, Islamism and anti-western rhetoric with little room left for Christian minorities and different groups in the country, the “ESU Annual Report on the Situation of Syriacs in Turkey” states. Read more