Sweden’s largest political party took a decision on Thursday during its annual convention to acknowledge the genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians during World War one. The genocide, called Seyfo in Assyrian, occurred between the years 1914-1918.
«I was very moved when the decision was taken,» said Yilmaz Kerimo, who is an Assyrian and a prominent member of the Social democratic party. «It is a positive standpoint and a great step forward. The party will now work for the recognition of the genocide within Sweden, in the European Union and the United Nations.»