Dossier on the situation of the Syriac people on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the treaty of Lausanne
On 24 July 2023, it will have been a century since the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne, an international document that led to the denial of recognition of the Syriac-Assyrian-Chaldean-Aramaic people. It is of vital importance that the states and international powers concerned reconsider the future of the Syriac people and correct the mistakes made in the course of history to ensure the preservation of their identity and existence. The rights of non-Muslim minorities defined in the third paragraph of the Treaty of Lausanne, in Articles 37 to 45, have in no way been applied to the Syriac people.
On May 15th 2004 in the European capital Brussels, European Syriac Union, ESU laid down its foundation with the presence of political, social, cultural figures and long standing friends of Syriac people and activists from Europe as anew platform for a Syriac people in a Europe for the recognition of the rights and a bridge between homeland and diaspora.