Representatives of European Syriac Union participate in 2nd Democracy Conference in Berlin

BERLIN — Representatives of European Syriac Union (ESU), including Shlemon Rhawi, participated in the 2nd Democracy Conference held in Berlin.

“We participated in the two-day Democracy Conference, which particularly includes the peoples residing in Turkey, including Syriacs (Arameans–Assyrians–Chaldeans), Kurds, and Turks,” Rhawi stated to SyriacPress news desk.

Rhawi stated that the first day of the conference included speeches by well-known opponents of the Turkish regime and a discussion about Turkish persecution that has been practiced on peoples in the past years.

“The second focus of the conference will be about solutions and the appropriate way to establish peace and coexistence,” said Rhawi. “The third focus will be about how to achieve freedom and the future of peoples there.”

He added that, during the conference, ESU demanded the recognition of the rights of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people.

“On the first day of the conference, our dialogue reached a positive result with our agreement with other peoples.”

Rhawi pointed out that the main goal is to create a future that recognizes all peoples in Turkey, including the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, in addition to solidarity with all peoples.

“We will keep striving to establish the rights of Syriac people in international forums,” he concluded.