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Stop the Turkish invasion of Syria! Rally at Turkish Consulate

October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, with US President Donald Trump at G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 1 December 2018 (AFP)
Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Tel Abyad Credit: REUTERS

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Tel Abyad
Credit: REUTERS

Stop the Turkish invasion of Syria!

Stop this attack on the Kurds! 

Stop U.S./NATO support to the Turkish army!

-Turkey has begun a military invasion of Syria. The U.S. should join the EU in formally calling for Turkey to end its offensive. The United States should throw its full weight behind diplomatic efforts to replace the offensive with a ceasefire in northeast Syria.

-As a NATO ally, the Turkish military is supplied with state-of-the-art weapons by the U.S., now being used against the Kurds. The U.S. should immediately cut off all military assistance and weapons sales to Turkey.

-Trump appears to be basing Turkey policy on his long-time personal relationship with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a relationship developed alongside decades of Trump family business dealings in Turkey.

-Legitimate concerns about the Kurds should not be allowed to lend support to those making excuses for endless U.S. interventions. More U.S. troops stationed around the world in conflict zones is not the solution.

Turkish Consulate General

Turkish Consulate General

-Foreign intervention in Syria has only prolonged the civil war, leading to the deaths of thousands and the displacement of millions. All foreign forces must leave Syria immediately.

Read an article by our board member Jeff Klein with links to more resources.

Join us!  Gather at Arlington station, northwest corner of Arlington and Boylston Streets, at 5pm.   Short march at 5:30 and rally at Turkish Consulate, 31 St. James Ave.   RSVP on Facebook

Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action; co-sponsored by the New England Kurdish Association; Kurdish Students Association of UMass Boston; Boston Democratic Socialists of America; United for Justice with Peace; Cambridge Friends Meeting’s Peace and Social Justice Committee; Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment; Newton Dialogues on Peace and War. Co-sponsors are invited, please contact info@masspeaceaction.org or call 617-354-2169

 

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Date:
October 15, 2019
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Arlington Station, March to Turkish Consulate
Arlington St and Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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