Protest Against Turkey’s Attack on Kessab

Keghart.com Editorial Board, 29 March 2014

Of course Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and their inner circle will deny that they had anything to do with last week’s Al-Qaida attack on the mostly-Armenian town of Kessab in northern Syria. They will deny that their intention is to erase any Armenian presence from the last outpost of the Medieval Armenian kingdom of Cilicia. They will deny that the Turkish-engineered incursion wasn’t intended to punish the Armenian Diaspora as the latter prepares to commemorate the Genocide of Armenians a century ago. Erdogan and Co. will deny that the attack was intended to remind Armenians that the Genocide is not over and that Turkey is willing and able to finish what it started in 1915. It is a warning that Ankara can “finish the job” and exterminate the descendants of the few Armenian orphans who managed to get away in 1915.

Keghart.com Editorial Board, 29 March 2014

Of course Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and their inner circle will deny that they had anything to do with last week’s Al-Qaida attack on the mostly-Armenian town of Kessab in northern Syria. They will deny that their intention is to erase any Armenian presence from the last outpost of the Medieval Armenian kingdom of Cilicia. They will deny that the Turkish-engineered incursion wasn’t intended to punish the Armenian Diaspora as the latter prepares to commemorate the Genocide of Armenians a century ago. Erdogan and Co. will deny that the attack was intended to remind Armenians that the Genocide is not over and that Turkey is willing and able to finish what it started in 1915. It is a warning that Ankara can “finish the job” and exterminate the descendants of the few Armenian orphans who managed to get away in 1915.

Al-Qaida acted as Ankara’s gun—an extension of the Turkish government’s racist ideology and policy. The Kessab attack was not the first Turkish attempt to dislodge Armenians from northern Syria. In the past year there have been verified reports of attacks on Aleppo Armenian neighborhoods which were directed by Turkish officers disguised as Al-Qaida or some other terrorist organization member.

It’s no secret that Al-Qaida and etc. are trained and armed just across the border in Turkey. They are also provided with communication equipment and intelligence data by the Turkish intelligence. When they are injured, Al-Qaida return to Turkey for medical care. Furthermore, practically all the North African, “European” and “North American” Jihadists who travel to Syria do so through Turkey.

In the past few years Ankara has literally gotten away with murder in its intrusion and interference in the domestic affairs of more than half-a-dozen countries in the region. It has even brazenly promised the return of Ottomanism to the disbelieving Arabs. Parading as a moderate Islamic government with western values, Ankara has become the number one terrorist entity in the Middle East. Considering the long list of recent domestic scandals, corruption, and terrorism in Turkey, the only question is whether Turkey is importing or exporting these criminal acts and conspiracies.  

The Turkey-guided terrorist invasion of Kessab should not stand. Armenians should raise their voices and tell Ankara–in a loud voice–that we will make sure the world condemns Turkey’s murderous designs specifically on Kessab Armenians and on the Armenian nation in general. One of the most effective and peaceful ways of doing so is by putting diplomatic pressure on Erdogan and his despicable gang. Write to your political representatives and demand that respective governments condemn Turkey’s recent outrage. Alternately, sign the below petitions initiated by Toronto-area federal Member of Parliament Jim Karygiannis and ANCC, and participate in the protest march scheduled for Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Petition in support of Syrian Armenian community of Kessab

Dear Friend,

Canadian MP Jim Karygiannis has issued a letter to Canadian Prime Minister about the persecution of Christian Armenians and Alawites in the Syrian region of Kessab, and he has initiated a petition. To read the text and sign the petition click here.

Please distribute to your email list, and ask your friends, relatives and neighbors to sign.

Thank you.

Urge Prime Minister Harper to Stop Turkey’s Support for the Destruction of Kessab, Syria. Join the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) and Armenian Youth Federation of Canada (AYF Canada) in voicing your solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Kessab, Syria.

Click Here

4 comments
  1. Demonstration

    I hope Southern Ontario Armenians don't sit in their living rooms on April 3 to watch fellow Armenians demonstrate in front of the Turkish Consulate in Toronto. I hope they get off their comfortable armchairs and take part in the public outcry. No excuses. We all work. We all are busy… Kessab Armenians need us to be there at the demonstration.

  2. Turkey’s attack on Kassab

    How long can you remain inactive and condone the ugly and  inhumane conditions with Turkey….is self-interest all that counts in our lives?

  3. From São Paulo

    From here–São Paulo, Brazil–I want to confirm that I will be present, in spirit, by your side at the demonstration.     

  4. Turkey with blood on its hands

    So our perspective on the issue was correct all along. Al-Monitor/Asbarez reports…google "phone records reveal turkey's involvement in kessab."

     

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