A letter to our Aramean organizations
Shlome u iqore
We want to inform you that the state of Syria is
preparing a new constitution. The large powers are requesting
We want you to be
aware and prepared to be part of this new constitution because we as
Arameans are the indigenous people of Syria. We don’t want to miss the
train like in the case of the Treaty of Lausanne of 1923 where our
people was not part of the process nor was it mentioned by name in the
newly established Republic of Turkey. And same thing happened in Iraq in
2004 Historically Syria was part of our ancestral Aramean homeland .
Therefore the new constitution must recognize us as an
ethnic group, not only as religious denomination, but as the original
people of Syria.
language must be recognized as the second national language in the new
We want modern
Syria to become a secular state because it is a multiethnic and
multi-religious state. Where all groups should have equal rights
regardless of who is the majority or the minority.
With our best wishes
Chairman Gabi Gallo