Bethnahrin National Council official discusses revolutionary struggle and vision for Syriac people

BETH NAHRIN — During a Suroyo TV program, Sobhi Aksoy, a member of the Presidential Body of the Bethnahrin National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB), highlighted the revolutionary struggle launched by the MUB 24 years ago amid the dire conditions of the Iran-Iraq war, clashes between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers Party (Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê, PKK), and the deteriorating economic situation of the region.

Aksoy emphasized the importance of the presence of MUB cadres, who devote most of their time to serving the cause of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people. He pointed out that the MUB’s philosophy is based on democracy, justice, and freedom for all people.

Aksoy also remarked that, unlike the West, the Middle East did not develop after 1300 A.D. He noted that the region did not witness the emergence of philosophers to advance humanity and remained mired in darkness, captive to the provisions of religion.

He stated that the MUB is not a party or a movement of an established, modern state, but that its appearance and struggle arose under abnormal conditions. “We set out on this path to change the fate of a people who are being pushed towards extinction. No justice mechanism exists worldwide that defends and accepts the rights and identity of this innocent people. Therefore, we have to defend and fight for the rights of the Syriac people to life, unity, culture, language, and a system in which they can live freely,” he added.

Aksoy stressed that the MUB does not fight against other Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) institutions and parties but rather against colonial and reactionary forces and enemies who aim to destroy the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people and plunder their country.

“Since we refuse to depend on dominant forces and work under their control, our primary duty is to criticize, warn, and call on Syriac parties and institutions that adopt reliance on dominant forces to strive for national unity,” he concluded.