European Syriac Union

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European Syriac Union is an alliance between different Assyrian/Syriac political and cultural organizations in Europe that was established in May 2004. The group emerged after the downfall of the Mesopotamia Freedom Party or Gabo d'Hirutho d'Bethnahrin (GHB), formerly known as Patriotic Revolutionary Organization of Bethnahrin (PROB) or Bethnahrin Patriotic Revolution Organization. Today, it is notable for operating Suroyo TV.[1]

GHB history[edit]

Main article: Mesopotamia Freedom Party

GHB was a militant Assyrian/Syriac party, whose stated aim is to create an independent Assyrian state in Beth Nahrain, a reference to the Assyrian homeland. It has been labeled as a terrorist group by the Turkish government. It is an ethnic secessionist organization that uses force and the threat of force against military targets for the purpose of achieving its political goal. The group had a youth wing as well dubbed "Free Youth of Bethnahrin".[2]

Members[edit]

  • Syrianska-Assyriska Riksförbundet i Sverige (Sweden)
  • Renyo Hiro Magazine (Sweden)
  • Union of the Syriac Associations in Switzerland
  • Union of the Assyrian-Syriac Associations in Germany
  • Bethnahrin Information Bureau in the Netherlands
  • Institut Mésopotamie de Bruxelles
  • Centre Culturel du Peuple de Mésopotamie in Belgium
  • Assyrian-Syriac Culture Club of Vienna, Austria
  • Assyrian-Chaldean-Syriac Union (ACSU)
  • Union of the Free Women of Bethnahrin (HNHB)
  • Union of the Youth of Mesopotamia (HCB)

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