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
National affiliation Syrian National Coalition[1]
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 oldest Assyrian political organization in Syria .[2] The group is part of the Syrian opposition,[1] and the Assad regime has long banned it from political life and restricted its activities in Syria.[3]

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.[4]


  1. ^ a b Szlanko, Balint (20 February 2014). "Instead of fleeing, some of Syria’s Christians will stand their ground". The National. Retrieved 2015-02-16. Other Christian groups, such as the Assyrian Democratic Organisation (ADO), oppose the government, too, and have joined the Syrian National Coalition, the opposition umbrella group. 
  2. ^ The Assyrian Democratic Organization Rejects Iraq's Constitution
  3. ^ Syrian authorities ban Assyrian party from marking Martyr[dead link]
  4. ^ About ADO, ADO world

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