International Support of Conscientious Objectors and Deserters
Nicosia, Cyprus: Conscientious objectors in a divided city
Video on YouTube
(27.11.2019) It is 45 years since Turkey and Greece came to blows in Cyprus, and the island remains physically and politically divided - not least by a wall that cuts through the capital, Nicosia. But a new generation of conscientious objectors are risking prison – and the scorn of their elders – by refusing to take up arms against each other.
(23.10.2019) Today, exiled conscientious objectors from Turkey published a call to refuse the war in Northern Syria: “Refuse! Resist! Don’t be a soldier!” They declared: “This is an illegal war that contradicts international treaties. Those who make the decision to invade, those who participate in it, and those who offer support should know that they are committing a crime against humanity!”
Turkey: Conscientious objector indicted for "alienating the people from the army"
(06.11.2019) Furkan Çelik, Mitglied des Vereins für Kriegsdienstverweigerung (Vicdani Ret Derneği), wurde von der Istanbuler Staatsanwaltschaft wegen „Distanzierung des Volkes vom Militär angeklagt. Die Anklage gegen den Kriegsdienstverweigerer bezieht sich auf den Twitter-Account des Vereins.
(23.10.2019) On October 9th, Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched an invasion into northern Syria. As conscientious objectors and war resisters, we are against the invasion of northern Syria. End the occupation and make peace! Refuse, resist, say no, DO NOT BE A SOLDIER!