ZALIN, Syria — On 10 October, the day the Bethnahrin National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo d’Bethnahrin, MUB) commemorates its martyrs, the Syriac Union Party (SUP) in Syria issued a statement honoring the martyrs who gave their lives in the pursuit of liberty for the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people.
The heroism of the martyrs has become a beacon fortifying the resolve of a populace that rejects subjugation and strives to attain its aspirations, said the statement.
The SUP emphasized the crucial role of the MUB in the revitalization of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in their homeland of Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia), organizing and delineating fundamental principles of their struggle.
In a solemn pledge to memories of the MUB’s martyrs and the martyrs of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, including those lost in the tragic wedding hall fire in Baghdede, Iraq, the SUP vowed to persist in the struggle toward freedom and triumph.
Addressing the challenges in the Middle East that imperil the existence of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, especially amidst directed plans against the local populace and the broader region, the SUP underscored the dire consequences of the ongoing Turkish attacks on North and East Syria.
The Turkish attacks target both the civilian population and vital infrastructure, with the explicit goal of displacing or subjugating the people, it said.
The SUP affirmed its unwavering commitment to the struggle of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people and its readiness to make sacrifices and produce martyrs. It staunchly declared its support for the military and security forces in North and East Syria, endorsing their legitimate defense against any aggressor or occupier. The ultimate objective, the party stressed, is to realize a free, democratic, pluralistic, and federal Syria.