About the Editors

Booklet Conscientious Objection in Turkey, 2021

Union Pacifiste de France

The Union Pacifiste de France (UPF) was founded in 1961. The organisation is independent and welcomes all who are committed to pacifism, the rejection of any army and any war.

UPF advocates unilateral, total and immediate disarmament, an idea developed in France by Louis Lecoin.

UPF fights against all militarism, arms trafficking, the agreement between the military and schools, nuclear testing... It supports those who refuse the army: conscientious objectors, total objectors and deserters.

As the French section of War Resisters’ International, UPF is in constant contact with pacifists in many countries.

UPF publishes the monthly magazine Union Pacifiste.

Union Pacifiste de France

BP 40 196, F-75624 Paris Cedex 13, Tel. +33 (0)1 4586 0875

union.pacifiste(at)orange.fr, www.unionpacifiste.org

War Resisters’ International

War Resisters’ International (WRI) is a global pacifist and antimilitarist network with over 80 affiliated groups in 40 countries. It is based on the common declaration founded 1921 that ‘War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war, and to strive for the removal of all causes of war’.

WRI facilitates mutual support by linking people together through publications, events and actions, initiating nonviolent campaigns that actively involve local groups and individuals, supporting those who oppose war and who challenge its causes, promoting and educating people about pacifism and nonviolence.

War Resisters’ International

5 Caledonian Road, GB-London, N1 9DX, Tel: +44-20-7278 4040

info(at)wri-irg.org, www.wri-irg.org

Connection e.V.

Many countries practice forceful recruitment for war. Objectors are discriminated against and persecuted. Connection e.V., an association founded in 1993, advocates a comprehensive right to conscientious objection at an international level. The organisation collaborates with groups opposing war, conscription and the military. Beyond Europe, our network extends to Turkey, the U.S., Israel, Latin America and Africa.

The danger of prosecution has forced many conscientious objectors to leave their countries. However, prosecution as a conscientious objector is usually not recognized as a reason for asylum. Connection e.V. demands that conscientious objectors from war regions should get asylum. We offer counseling and information to refugees and support for their self-organization.

Connection e.V.

Von-Behring-Str. 110, D-63075 Offenbach, Tel.: +49 (0)69 8237 5534

office(at)Connection-eV.org, www.Connection-eV.org

About the Editors. May 15, 2021. Published in the booklet "Conscientious Objection in Turkey", May 2021. Editors: Connection e.V., War Resisters International and Union Pacifiste de France

Keywords:    ⇒ Civil Society   ⇒ Conscientious Objection   ⇒ Turkey