Stop the Cycle of Violence in Turkey! 

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Vicdani Ret Dernegi

Turkey: New Executive Decree threatens conscientious objectors

(09.10.2017) On 22nd June, the Turkish government issued a new decree law - during the ongoing state of emergency - which allows the immediate conscription of those who were found to be members of, or in relation to, terrorist organisations.

Seni dsnyorum

Turkey: Campaign Free the Istanbul10

Call of Kurve Wustrow

(23.08.2017) We, friends and colleagues of Peter, have come together in a campaign group.

Our main goals are to contribute to the wellbeing, the release and dropping of charges against the Istanbul10. The means and actions of our campaign should be in-line with the values the Istanbul10 stand for, and thus focus on a nonviolent approach that builds bridges, dismantles enemy images and speaks truth to power.

We are only at the beginning of the campaign, but unfortunately we might need a long breath.

If you want to know more about the campaign you can sign up for the campaign newsletter here: Sign up for the campaign newsletter

Send a postcard in Turkish and use some of the key phrases which we

have collected here:

Halil Savda

"I burned those letters that they cannot find"

Report about a house search closed to Cizre, Turkey

(02.06.2017) Green greyish two cars ... Both of them were armored and khaki coloured men quickly entered the village road. Right next to the village mosque is the single-storey house in front of the car that took off. They ran one by one with their long barreled weapons.

Almira and Menessa saw the gunmen jumping off their cars. Almira is three and Menessa is five years old. They left their games.

Dr. Serdar Kni (2nd left) after his release

Turkey: Trial of Dr. Serdar Kni, Şırnak 2nd heavy penal court

Statement of International Delegation of Trial Monitors

(25.04.2017) [Cizre, Turkey] Dr. Serdar Kni, a medical doctor working in the Cizre office of Human Rights Foundation Turkey, was convicted of section 220/7 of the Turkish Penal Code, “aiding and abetting terrorist organizations”, on 24 April 2017 during the second hearing of his trial. The court sentenced Dr. Kuni to four years, two months imprisonment, but released him from prison pending his appeal. No written judgment to explain the ruling is yet available.

Our conclusions are that the trial proceedings ignored the most basic of international fair trial standards, and failed to take into account the arbitrary nature of the charges against Dr. Kni. Our principal concerns about the trial process are summarised below.