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e-1499 (Syria)

Initiated by Oliver Doepner from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Turkey launched an air and ground operation against Afrin on Saturday, January 20th;
  • Turkey has amassed an enormous military force on the Afrin border and President Erdogan has promised to attack the Kurdish-controlled canton with full force, annihilating a peaceful enclave, and putting thousands of civilians and refugees at risk, all in pursuit of its vendetta against the Kurds;
  • The Kurdish people have endured the loss of thousands of young men and women who joined the YPG, and YPJ women’s force, to rid the world of ISIS; and
  • Article 1 of the NATO treaty demands member countries to "settle any international dispute in which they may be involved by peaceful means".
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to stand behind the Kurdish people, hold Turkey accountable and stop the bombing of Afrin, a Kurdish city in Rojava with a population of 324.000, including 126,000 displaced people according to the United Nations and use all their influence and power to prevent this catastrophe and to guarantee Afrin’s stability and security and prevent further Turkish aggression from within Syria and across the Syrian border.
Government response tabled on November 1, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-108-04)
Open for signature
March 13, 2018, at 8:11 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 11, 2018, at 8:11 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
September 20, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02635)
Government response tabled
November 1, 2018
Photo - Elizabeth May
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia