SAC’s Condolence Letter to Turkey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 12, 2016

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

SAC’s Condolence Letter to Turkey

 

 

Washington, DC- The Syrian American Council, the largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization in the United States, reached out to the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C. offering condolences for the terror attacks in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul today, killing 10 people and injuring at least 14 others.

Turkey has been one of the strongest allies to the Syrian people hosting over 2 million Syrian refugees and supporting the Syrians in their struggle against the Assad regime and all forms of terrorism.

 

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BRINGING PEACE TO SYRIA REQUIRES PROTECTING CIVILIANS

The Syrian American Council, the largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization, is astounded at the U.S. State Department's absurd claim of "bringing peace, security to Syria" in 2015. 

Last year saw the death of at least 50,000 Syrians or 150 people per day and the full collapse of President Obama's "containment policy." The Syrian refugee crisis convulsed European countries. Russia's brazen intervention to defend Assad threatened a wider regional war. ISIS terrorists lashed out from Syria to carry out the bloodiest attack in France since World War Two. 
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SYRIAN CHEMICAL AND SIEGE SURVIVORS TO SPEAK ON SYRIA TALKS AT UN

A coalition of Syrian American organizations and interfaith institutions including the Syrian American Council, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Syrian American Medical Society, Syria Relief and Development, and others will hold a press conference this Friday, December 18th at 10:30AM outside of the The Palace Hotel 455 Madison Ave New York, NY 10022 in New York City. 

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COALITION FOR A DEMOCRATIC SYRIA ISSUES PRESIDENTIAL SCORECARD EVALUATING CANDIDATES' POLICY ON SYRIA

Washington DC - The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS), a coalition of Syrian-American organizations, has issued a scorecard evaluating the stated Syria policy of the 2016 presidential candidates. The scorecard measures each candidate's position according to the needs of the Syrian people, the views of the Syrian-American community, and the analysis of experts tasked with resolving the conflict.
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SAC URGES STRONG RESPONSE TO RUSSIAN ATTACKS ON SYRIAN AND TURKISH CIVILIANS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Syrian American Council (SAC), the largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization in the United States, calls upon the United States to take quick action, including kicking Russia out of the international SWIFT code system, in response to the Russian government's bombing of civilians in Syria, its attacks on civilian Turkish aid convoys, its repeated violations of Turkish airspace, and its targeting of the Turkmen minority in Syria.

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SAC INVITES GOVERNORS TO MEET SYRIAN REFUGEES

SAC INVITES GOVERNORS TO MEET SYRIAN REFUGEES IN THEIR STATES WHO FLED ISIS AND ASSAD
Washington, DC - The Syrian American Council, America's largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization, joins in the call of major American organizations such as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the U.S. Council on Catholic Bishops to reject the calls by over 25 governors to prohibit the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States. Our country is a nation of immigrants, and taking in refugees has been a noble bipartisan tradition since the founding of our country. We invite the governors who are calling for the closing of door to refugees to reconsider their decision and meet directly with refugee families in their states who come from all faiths and ethnic groups and have fled ISIS and Assad.
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SYRIAN AMERICAN DELEGATION PARTICIPATES IN UN CONSULTATION IN GENEVA

Washington DC - The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS), a group of Syrian-American organizations working for a free and democratic Syria and including the Syrian American Council, Syrian Christians for Peace, the American Syriac Union, the Syrian Emergency Task Force, United for a Free Syria, and the Association of Free Syrians, mourns the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris. ISIS has taken credit for the coordinated attacks that killed an estimated 127 people. France has long been among the closest allies of the Syrian opposition, and the most vocal European country calling for a no-fly zone to protect civilians in Syria. 

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SAC CONDEMNS ISIS TERROR ATTACK IN BEIRUT

Washington, DC - The Syrian American Council, America's largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization, unequivocally condemns ISIS' heinous terrorist attack Thursday in a Hezbollah-controlled neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon. Forty-four people were killed while and over 200 were injured. 

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SAC CONDEMNS REGIME MARKET MASSACRE

SAC CONDEMNS REGIME MARKET MASSACRE AND REBEL ABUSE OF CAPTIVES IN DOUMA
Washington, DC - The Syrian American Council, America's largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American group, condemns the Assad regime's latest attack on a packed open-air market that murdered 65 civilians and wounded over 250 innocents this past Friday. The attack deliberately targeted civilians and included a barrage of airstrikes, mortars and artillery fire on the packed marketplace. It was only the latest regime massacre to take place in the Damascus suburb of Douma, which has suffered from siege, bombardments, and chemical attacks for the past four years.
 
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CDS and ARCS Condemns Russian Attack on SAMS Hospitals

Washington D.C. The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS) condemns Russia for killing at least 13 people including two medical staff on October 21st when Russian warplanes directly targeted a field hospital in Sarmin, Syria operated by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS).

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