Adviser to Speaker of Iraqi Council of Representatives calls for Syriac language to be added to traffic signs

KERKESLOKH, Iraq — After adding the Kurdish language to the traffic signs in most Iraqi governorates, the representatives of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people in Iraq demanded that the Syriac language be added as well, as it is one of the native languages ​​in Iraq.

Adviser to Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Imad Youkhanna, in an official request, called on the Governor of Kerkeslokh (Kirkuk) to add the Syriac language to the traffic signs.

“The traffic sign were written in different languages ​​in Kerkeslokh, but the Syriac language was not added,” Youkhanna stated. “It is necessary to add the Syriac language, like the rest of the ethnic groups.”

This demand is a constitutional entitlement in accordance with Article 4, Item 4, and a commitment to Article 10 of the Official Languages ​​Law No. 7, in 2017.