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Trees and people's freedom are in danger.
  • Petitioning Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch
Green Peace, other organisations.
greenpeace turkiye
Green Peace Turkiye
Human Rights Action Center

Trees and people's freedom are in danger.

    1. Leyla Caybasi
    2. Petition by

      Leyla Caybasi

      vendome, France

The Turkish government recently decided to destroy thousands of trees in Istanbul.

The turkish government decided to destroy thousands of trees in Istanbul, in a park called "Gezi Parki" which is a park built in 1940, we can say that's the only place where there are a lot of trees in Istanbul. They want to destroy them to build a shopping center and so on.

Since 28th May 2013 people who are against that are demonstrating and occupying the place to not let them destroy, there are about 10 000 people. Moreover there is a lot of food donations to these people who are occupying the park like students, workers, unemployed people, singers, actors etc..

Unfortunately, in this early morning of 31st May, the police used pepper sprays, water cannons on these people to make them leave the place. There's a lot of people injured but they don't give up. The police neither.

We all know that's not only about destruction of trees. They make pressure on people, to not affirm their opinions by demonstrating. Their freedom is in danger. Moreover, the turkish media don't even talk about what's going on because the government uses censor on them. 

We don't want a government which is against the nature, we don't want a government which does not consider people's thoughts. We are against it. Moreover, we want your help and your support. We want the help of organisations like Green Peace or others which are against destroying the nature, and for civil rights. 

Honestly I don't know if this petition will help but let everybody know about what's going on in Istanbul, and let them know our support to keep 'fighting'. 

To:
Human Rights Watch
Green Peace, other organisations.
Green Peace Turkiye, greenpeace turkiye
Human Rights Action Center
Trees and people's freedom are in danger.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. 31/05 at 10PM

      Leyla Caybasi
      Petition Organizer

      First of all thank you for your participation! It means a lot you know let promote this petition because unfortunately events are getting worse! Many people are injured, and they even talk about. "deaths"! It's not a war but close enough.. The police keep spraying tear gas and water cannons on people! The turkish media isstill in deep-sleep. Some foreign medias and social networks are informing abiut what's going on! We won't give up! But we need help of foreign organizations, channels, governments. It's a crime against humanity.

    3. Decision-maker The civil rights project responds:

      The civil rights project

      The CRP has nothing to do with this issue so the petition coming to our organization is a dead end. We applaud Leyla's efforts at civic engagement and action, but suggest that she do better research to find an organization that works in ...


    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    • EDE Anita FRANCE
      • 3 months ago

      NE PAS DETRUIRE LA NATURE NOUS AVONS BESOINS DE SON EQUILIBRE ET DE SON RESPECT DE TOUTE URGENCE

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 6 months ago

      "With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world."

      "You are the people who are shaping a better world. One of the secrets of inner peace is the practice of compassion."

      (Dalai Lama)

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    • selin sevinç ANKARA, TURKEY
      • 9 months ago

      Özgürlüğümü geri istiyorum.

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN FRANCE
      • 10 months ago

      ok

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    • Rengin Gardner KISSIMMEE, FL
      • 10 months ago

      I care about Turkey, Trees, nature and Turkish People..I am against ignorant, rude, hitler prime minister of Turkey. He is crazy, lair, killer. He kills trees, his own Turkish people.

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