The main objective of the Plan is to influence Turkey’s foreign policy to decrease or eliminate the support to Azerbaijani forces by threatening with economic sanctions and embargos.
On September 28 at a time when the European Union and Greece lag and delay in announcing sanctions against Turkey, Saudi Arabia announced that they are imposing an embargo on Turkish products. The embargo will begin on October 3 and will be a strong blow to the already struggling Turkish economy.
Turkish exports to Saudi Arabia amount to over $3.3 billion a year.
Our goal is to choose several countries, where we have strong community, connections, networks, use those connections to “affect” several big media / news publishing companies, and spread the news about possible embargo discussions within the governments of the mentioned countries.
Steps to be taken by Armenian communities are the following:
1. Spread the news of the struggling Turkish economy Saudi Arabia embargo and questioning other possible embargos
2. Pay and place articles about the Turkish economy Saudi Arabia embargo and questioning other possible embargos
3. Through our community leaders gain the discussion of embargo on Turkish products at national levels by using all governmental and non-governmental mechanisms to provoke such discussions in countries Armenian diaspora has leverage at
4. Organize protest calling the countries to apply economic sanctions
At all levels of the actions, the efforts should be concentrated on having strong media coverage of actions. The final goal is not really gain embargos (which of course will be great) but to influence the investments and shake the Turkish economy.
At all times the overall process will be coordinated by the working group, which won’t be disclosed by obvious reasons. The group will involve Armenians inside and outside Armenia.