Turkey: Do not be a supporter of the military deployment to Libya!
(14.01.2020) The Government of Turkey is a party to, and a supporter of, the civil war in Libya. The Turkish Grand National Assembly approved a bill to deploy troops to Libya on 2 January.
This bill fuels the war and internal conflict in Libya. The Turkish government has been taking steps that inflame the war in the eastern Mediterranean region and Libya for a while. With the bill, Turkey is destroying peace initiatives that might otherwise grow in Libya and allows space for Islamist groups such as ISIS-Muslim brothers. The bill approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly is against the international treaties
As conscientious objectors and war resisters, we are absolutely against the bill approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly and we invite everyone to take a stand against it.
Those who fuel the internal conflict and support the war in Libya should know that they are committing crimes against humanity.
We say to those who are involved in the internal conflict in Libya and who support it: Stop being part of the war!
We are against the war and conscientious objection is our only alternative. It is necessary to develop and strengthen peace policies.
We also call on the European countries to protect conscientious objectors and deserters who seek, or will be seeking, asylum!
Peace, right now!
Refuse, resist, say no!
Naime Erdem Başaran
Beran Mehmet İşçi
Turkey: Do not be a supporter of the military deployment to Libya! January 14, 2020
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