SC Clemson Chapter
Please join us in Clemson, SC. Stand with us in supporting human rights. Without your help we cannot defend justice. We need new leaders like you to help us here.
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A Letter from Congressman Jeff Duncan:
June 1, 2017
Dear Mr. Bahar,
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding the recent Turkish Embassy attack and the current state of the Turkish government. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, this situation is of particular interest to me. As your U.S. Representative, I appreciate hearing from you and all constituents from the Third District.
In 1948, both the United States and Turkey voted in the U.N. General Assembly to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, guaranteeing the freedom to peacefully assemble and the right to freedom of expression and opinion. The unprovoked attacks on innocent protestors perpetuated by President Erdogan’s security detail exemplify a clear violation to the protection of these values.
Under the brutal dictatorship of President Erdogan, Turkish citizens have been subject to increasingly prevalent human rights attacks and violations. The government is experiencing a shift from a once thriving democracy to an oppressive theocratic dictatorship. This attack on U.S. soil is symptomatic of this disturbing trend. The Americans peacefully protesting the Turkish government was exercising their First Amendment rights provided for under the United States Constitution. As a firm defender of the U.S. Constitution, I will always fight for the liberty under the law given to all Americans.
Violence is never the response to a peaceful protest. When a government prohibits the right to question authority, stable democracy is impossible. Unfortunately, these freedoms are increasingly coming under attack by the Turkish government. As they work to silence opposition of any form, I will continue to speak out against the illiberal and oppressive acts perpetrated by the government. I will keep your thoughts and concerns in mind as legislation arises throughout the 115th Congress.
Once again, thank you for contacting my office. I welcome input from you and all my constituents as your Representative in Congress. Should you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office directly.
Blessing and Liberty,