European Syriac Union meets with representative of Kurdistan Region of Iraq

BRUSSELS — To discuss the repeated encroachments on the property of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people in the villages of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq (KRI), a delegation from the European Syriac Union (ESU), headed by ESU president Fehmi Vergili, met with KRI representative in Brussels to put an end to these violations.

In May, several Chaldeans–Syriacs–Assyrians in Bardarash village in Nohadra (Duhok), KRI, were beaten and illegally detained by Kurdish Asayish (security forces) following a dispute stemming from the illegal use of Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian land by local Kurds.

The ESU and KRI delegations discussed how to take the necessary measures to stop these violations which cause social rifts between KRI citizens.

KRI representative Delavar Ajgeiy expressed his desire for cooperation in resolving this issue, indicating that some areas in the KRI have disputes that escalated to violent fighting between Kurdish clans among each other.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed to form a joint committee composed of ESU and KRI representatives to follow up and resolve these disputes and other issues affecting the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people in the KRI.