International Day of Conscientious Objection 2021 

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Beran Mehmet İşçi

Beran Mehmet İşçi, Turkey/Germany: My asylum case as conscientious objector is regarded as non-political

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) My name is Beran Mehmet İşçi. I am a poet, writer and conscientious objector with Zaza-Kurdish heritage from Turkey. On 6 November I declared my conscientious objection in Turkey. After that, I faced intense pressure and problems that forced me to go into hiding. Then on February 2019 I came to Germany. I have been living in Germany for 1-1.5 years. My asylum case is progressing. Asylum request for conscientious objection are being regarded as "non-political" crime cases rather than a political stance.

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Halil Savda

Halil Savda, Turkey/Cyprus: I dream of a nonviolent and free world

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(15.05.2020) I dream of a nonviolent and free world and I invite everyone to share this dream. As humanity struggles with Covid-19, the arms industry continues to operate. The days we are living in are extraordinary. We are responsible to each other and each of our health depends on one another.

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Vicdani Ret Derneği, Turkey: Statement to the International Day of Conscientious Objection

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(15.05.2020) Today is 15th of May, International Conscientious Objection Day. We continue to dream of a world without war an urge everyone to make this dream come true. We’ve been under the influence of the Covid-19 outbreak for a while. While there are efforts to reshape social life by measures against the epidemic, governments continue to suppress our lives through their political agendas and practices.

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+90 and DW Turkey: Being a Conscientious Objector

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(01.05.2020) Extract of a video made by Deutsche Welle Turkey and +90 which describes the situation of conscientious objectors in Turkey. We thank for the permission to use these extracts.

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