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turkey

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Started 6 months ago

Petition to President of the United States, United Nations, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Tell the U.S. to Hold Turkey Accountable for Genocide Against Armenians, Kurds & Others!

Please call on THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, U.S. CONGRESS, and the UNITED NATIONS to recognize and condemn the deadly and aggressive history by Turkey and their pattern of committing the crimes of Genocide and Human Rights Violations. Today the Kurdish People in Syria are being ethnically cleansed by Turkish forces backed by Turkish President Erdogan. He has ordered the Turkish military to cleanse the Kurds of Syria (most recently on Mach 18, 2018 in Afrin, Syria) by the use of airstrikes, artillery, and execution. After hundreds of civilians were mercilessly slaughtered (including women and children), a Turkish flag was raised.  This extends a pattern of Genocides by Turkey (and by extension, the Turkish Ottoman Empire). They have committed genocides against Kurds, Greeks, Assyrians, Bulgarians, and one of the most notable genocides, against Armenians. Nobody spoke up against these genocides, and even today many governments do not recognize Turkey's crimes against humanity. One example is the Armenian Genocide. In 1915, the Ottoman Turks systematically slaughtered 1.5 million Armenian Christians, nearly wiping them out. Armenia was the first nation to accept Christianity in the year 301 A.D., and the Turkish Ottoman Empire did not accept that they would not convert to Islam. As a result, they committed a Genocide against Armenians as well as other Eastern Christian peoples. To this day, while 48 U.S. states recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915, the U.S. Federal Government does not. Every year when the U.S. President speaks on ending genocides around the world, they always fall short to recognize the Armenian Genocide, Greek and Assyrian Genocides, or the ongoing Kurdish Genocide all committed by Turkey.  PLEASE URGE THE U.S. PRESIDENT, U.S. CONGRESS, and the UNITED NATIONS TO STOP PANDERING TO TURKEY AND TO RECOGNIZE AND CONDEMN THEIR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND PUNISH THEM FOR THE GENOCIDES THEY HAVE COMMITTED AND STILL ARE COMMITTING.

Robert Weitzner
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