Urmia Manifesto of the United Free Assyria

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Urmia Manifesto of the United Free Assyria was written by Assyrian nationalist Freydun Atturaya, in his struggle for Assyrian independence during and after World War I. It was written in Syriac and completed in April 1917. Its ideology was Marxism, and it supported self regional independence for the Assyrian people in the Middle East.[1] One of the goals of the Manifesto was to form a trade and military alliance with Russia.[2]

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  1. ^ Aprim, Fred. "Dr. Freidoun Atouraya". essay (Zinda Magazine). Retrieved 2000-02-01. "AD (February 1917) Hakim Freidoun Atouraya, Rabbie Benyamin Arsanis and Dr. Baba Bet-Parhad establish the first Assyrian political party, the Assyrian Socialist Party. Two months later, Kakim Atouraya completes his "Urmia Manifesto of the United Free Assyria" which called for self-government in the regions of Urmia, Mosul, Turabdin, Nisibin, Jezira, and Julamaerk." 
  2. ^ http://www.aina.org/reports/assyriansiniraq.pdf