Assyrians in Greece

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Assyrians in Greece
Total population
6,000[1]
Regions with significant populations

Assyrians in Greece are people of Assyrian descent who reside in Greece. minority group of the population of. The modern history of the Assyrians in Greece dates back to the 1920s when a number of Assyrians who were settled in Greece formed the Assyrian Federation of Greece to represent their community. This organisation was officially recognised by the Greek state in 1934.[1]

More Assyrian refugees later arrived from Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran due to instability in those countries. Currently there are more than 6,000 Assyrians in Greece, around 1,000 of them are naturalised while most of the rest live in limbo with no permit. They are mostly concentrated in suburbs of Athens, mainly in the Egaleo and Kalamaki.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Tzilivakis, Kathy (10 May 2003). "Iraq's Forgotten Christians Face Exclusion in Greece". Athens News. Retrieved 7 April 2012.