SUPPORT PETITION BY PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR TURKISH – ARMENIAN RECONCILIATION
When the first 140 signatures have been submitted, the petition request below
will be placed on the White House website. After 100,000 signatures have been submitted, President Obama will issue an official petition encouraging Armenian – Turkish reconciliation.
Please visit the White House Petition link here and support the Reconciliation Petition:
Support Turkish – Armenian Reconciliation
Support U.S. policy on Turkish-Armenian reconciliation, which includes a Joint Historic Commission to study whether genocide occurred. More than 4,000,000 Turks and 600,000 Armenians perished or were displaced in WWI. The Scandinavian, Indian, Malta, and Istanbul tribunals did not find anyone guilty of genocide. The U.N. thrice declined to apply the term to the events. Six U.S. resolutions have passed, referring to massacres, not genocide, while seven failed for mischaracterizing the events as genocide. Recently, the Supreme Court backed a 9th Circuit decision finding unconstitutional a California law that declared the Armenian case genocide. Last month, Europe’s top court held there is no expert consensus on the events of 1915. It is time to replace antagonism with a compassionate dialogue.
ATAA, representing over 60 local chapters and 500,000 Turkish Americans throughout the United States, serves locally and in Washington DC to empower the Turkish American community through civic engagement, and to support strong US-Turkish relations through education and advocacy. Established in 1979, ATAA is the largest, democratically elected Turkish American membership organization in the United States. As a non-faith based organization, ATAA is open to people of diverse backgrounds. The ATAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed under the laws of the District of Columbia. To learn more about ATAA, please visit www.ataa.org.