August 30, 2006

More Assyrians in Sweden Than Armenia!!!

According to the "ATOUR" Assyrian Association of Armenia there are some 7,000 Assyrians living in Armenia today. In Sweden, on the other hand, some 4,000 miles away, the Asyrian community is estimated at some 100,00o souls.

Worldwide estimates place the Assyrian population at around 3.5 million, with at least 1/3 living outside the historic Asyrian lands of northern Iraq and Syria. In both countries they continue to face political and cultural oppression, from both dominant Arab and Kurdish regimes.

In Turkey, only a few thousand Assyrians remain in the southeast. Over 45,000 have fled Turkey during the past 20-30 years. One need not ask why....


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