SYDNEY: Attacks on the Armenian-populated regions of Aleppo, Syria - such as Nor Kyugh - have escalated in recent days, leading local authorities to designate the area a 'disaster zone'.
The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC Australia) asks that you help with our #SAVEALEPPO campaign by signing your name to the petition below.
It is addressed to Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, requesting:
- Australia demands an end to Rebel-led bombings of innocent Christians and all civilians in Aleppo;
- Australia pressures its allies, including the United States of America and Turkey, demanding they stop funding these Rebel forces destroying Christian homes in Syrian regions such as Aleppo and Kessab
- He and his Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop provide an appropriate response to ANC Australia's last petition asking Australia to condemn Turkey's role in the forced depopulation of the historically Armenian populated city of Kessab, Syria.
All signatures will be sent daily to the Prime Minister's office electronically and by Fax.
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The Hon. Tony Abbott MP
Prime Minister, Australia
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Canberra ACT 2600
RE: Rebel bombings of Aleppo, Syria
Dear Prime Minister:
We write in the wake of shocking news that renewed Rebel-led attacks on Aleppo are savagely targeting Armenians and other Christian civilians in Syria.
Armenian homes are being destroyed in regions, such as Nor Kyugh and Sulemenieh, which have been heavily-populated by our Christian Armenian community for 100 years.
As Australians, we must have zero-tolerance for such heinous attacks on civilians.
Mr. Abbott, we called upon your government when Turkey-backed Rebels depopulated Armenians from their homes in Kessab, Syria in April. The response of your Foreign Minister was unsatisfactory.
We now call on you, as Prime Minister, to correct this. We ask that you put Australia on the right side of history by:
a) demanding an end to the Rebel-led bombings of innocent Christians and all civilians in Aleppo;
b) pressuring your allies, including the United States of America and Turkey, demanding they stop funding these Rebel forces destroying Christian homes in Syrian regions such as Aleppo and Kessab;
c) providing an appropriate response to our previous petition and letters, demanding Australia condemns the Turkey-backed depopulation of the Armenians in Kessab, Syria.
We look forward to hearing of your actions on each of these issues, as it is our moral obligation to address another growing Middle Eastern crisis before more homes and lives are lost.
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