Sanction Syria
  • Petitioned Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Sanction Syria

    1. Esra Islamoglu
    2. Petition by

      Esra Islamoglu

      Gaziantep, Turkey

November 2011


After months of anticipation, the Turkish government has finally slapped tough sanctions on Syria.  These sanctions are part of Turkey's response to the government's brutal and deadly crackdown on an 8-month-old civilian uprising which the United Nations estimates has killed at least 3,500 people.  

The Turkish foreign minister announced a set of nine sanctions including freezing the assets of officials involved in the crackdown, suspending ties with the central bank, banning all military sales and a travel ban on Syrian leaders.  They follow sanctions already imposed by the Arab League, the European Union and the United States.  

Many thanks to everyone who signed the petition and demonstrated their support for protecting the Syrian people to Prime Minister Erdoğan.  

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Bizler, Suriye'den, Türkiye'den ve dünyanın dört bir yanından, Suriye'deki protestolara karşı gösterilen şiddet dolu bastırma hareketleri karşısında dehşete düşmüş aktivistleriz.

Şu ana kadar binlerce kişi öldürüldü ve biz dünyanın her yanından hükümetleri bu şiddeti durdurmak için adım atmaya çağırıyoruz.

Bizler, Türk Hükümeti'ni, sert sözlerini icraate geçirerek, Suriye hükümet birimleri üyeleri, resmi kurumları ve petrol ihracatçıları üzerinde, protestolara gösterilen şiddet dolu baskı durana kadar, yaptırımlar uygulamaya çağırıyoruz.


We are activists in Syria, Turkey, and around the world who are horrified by the violent repression of protests in Syria. Hundreds have been killed so far, and we demand governments around the world take action to end this violence.

We call upon the Turkish government to turn strong words into action by imposing targeted sanctions against Syrian officials, government entities, and oil exports until the violent crack down against protestors stops.

نحن النشطاء في سورية وتركيا ومن حول العالم نستنكر بشدة القمع الوحشي للمظاهرات في سورية. المئات تم قتلهم حتى الآن ونطالب حكومات العالم ان تتحرك لانهاء العنف.

لذى ندعو الحكومة التركية ان تقوم بفعل يناسب لهجتها القوية تجاه ما يجري، وان تضع النظام السوري والمسؤولين وشركات النفط تحت عقوبات وحظر موجه حتى تكف عن قمع المحتجين


Recent signatures


    1. Turkey to Set Syria Sanctions

      Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Turkey says they are planning sanctions soon.

    2. Syria Rights Group: Dozens Killed

      Sarah Ryan
      Campaigns Strategist and Coordinator

      Clashes over the weekend between Syrian soldiers and army defectors and a shooting at a funeral have killed at least 17 members of the military and 14 civilians, the latest sign of the militarization of the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime, a human rights group said Monday.

    3. Simple Actions to Stop the Bloodshed in Syria

      Sarah Ryan
      Campaigns Strategist and Coordinator

      This past week, the Syrian government murdered more than 100 opposition protesters.  Over the past few months, the government has killed more than 3,500 Syrian civilians.  The violence does not look like it will stop anytime soon.

    4. Reached 12,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Idakabor Jeremiah WARRI, NIGERIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I believe in upholding the right to life and right to free expression of speech of every human, not minding their creed or religion. It is evil to do otherwise and worst still, we do the greater evil ignoring evil and failing to take action.

    • Rick Brewer DAYTON, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      If anyone can talk some sense into Syria, it i Turkey. Please, we are counting on you to stop the beatings and murder in the hospitals of Syria, they even beat doctors. This is not acceptable anywhere on earth in any civilized country for any reason.

    • Christopher Romagni APOLLO, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      I am a Syrian American and I have been appalled by the negligence and violence on the part of the Syrian government. Syrians, like all people deserve freedom and a say in their government.

    • Steven L. Jones VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      Time is running out. Think of all those arms the Libyans will be supplying to Syrian rebels. I'd get out while I can.

    • Jorge Marquez CAYAY, PR
      • about 3 years ago



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