Bethnahrin National Council symposium in Worms, Germany, highlights unity and autonomy of Syriac people

WORMS, Germany — The Bethnahrin National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB) convened a symposium at the Mor Flexenus D’Mabbug Church in Worms, Germany, where Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) families gathered under the patronage of Father Shamoun Kurt.

Former Syriac MP in Turkish Parliament Tuma Ҫelik presented the MUB’s perspective on the current international political landscape, addressing the situation of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in their homeland of Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia). Emphasizing the need for Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people to assert their demands and demonstrate their capacity to establish an autonomous administration, Ҫelik underscored the importance of highlighting Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) unity.

During the event, Ҫelik also discussed a recently published book on the history of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, currently available in Turkish and Arabic with an ongoing translation into German. Plans for an English translation in the future were also mentioned.

Ҫelik delved into the historical unity of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, emphasizing the necessity of empowering them to write their own history. He highlighted the significance of the ongoing MUB fundraising campaign, particularly in Europe, where substantial support for MUB’s work in Beth Nahrin originates. Attendees were encouraged to actively participate in and support this campaign.