Assyrian Democratic Organization

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Assyrian Democratic Organization
ܡܛܟܣܬܐ ܐܬܘܪܝܬܐ ܕܝܡܩܪܛܝܬܐ
المنظمة الآثورية الديمقراطية
Leader Gabriel Moushe Gawrieh
Founded 1957
Headquarters Qamishli, Syria
Ideology Protects and upholds the interests and rights of the Assyrian people in Syria,
Left-wing politics
Political position Centre-left
Colours Light blue
Politics of Syria
Political parties

Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO), (Syriac: ܡܛܟܣܬܐ ܐܬܘܪܝܬܐ ܕܝܡܩܪܛܝܬܐ; Arabic: المنظمة الآثورية الديمقراطية‎) also known as "Mtakasta/Mtakasto", founded in Syria in 1957, is the largest Assyrian political organization in Syria and Europe.[1] The Syrian government has banned it from political life in Syria and restricted its activities in Syria.[2]

The ADO was established as a national, political and democratic movement having with the objectives of safeguarding the existence of the Assyrian people and the realization of its legitimate national aspirations (political, cultural, administrative) in its historic homeland.[3]


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