In January 2012, when Assyria TV was test broadcasting, our editor-in-chief Augin Kurt Haninke interviewed the Assyrian pioneer Ninos Aho, who was visiting Södertälje, Sweden.
On July 15, 2013, Ninos Aho died of cancer and left the Assyrian community in great sorrow. This year we have planned a special program on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of his passing away, but the holidays have come between. We will return to it as soon as possible when our guests will be back at home.
In order to commemorate the memory of Ninos Aho and his efforts for the Assyrian Movement, we re-publish the interview of January 2012. The questions raised are:
Will Assyria rise in 2050?
What is needed to make it happen?
How can it be realized when the Assyrians are decimated in the Middle East?
If we form a powerful Assyrian lobby in the diaspora, then what do we have to offer the Great Powers to support our cause?
Ninos Aho begins with a flashback of how the National Assyrian Movement was formed, how the folk song was born, how he returned home to Syria after 20 years in the United States, how his cancer forced him back and how he actively tries to encourage Assyrian youth to realize the dream of a free Assyria in 2050.
Language: West Assyrian Surayt