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Murat Kanatlı

Landmark judgment by the European Court of Human Rights

Case of reservist conscientious objector Murat Kanatlı v Türkiye

(03.05.2024) The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO), War Resisters’ International (WRI), the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), and Connection e.V. welcome the landmark judgement of 12th March by the European Court of Human Rights in the case Kanatlı v Türkiye (application no. 18382/15). Murat Kanatlı is an EBCO Board Member and Co-coordinator of the Initiative for Conscientious Objection in Cyprus.

January-March 2024: Conscientious Objection Watch Bulletin

(18.04.2024) In this issue of the Conscientious Objection Watch Bulletin, you will find a report on the information requests made to Conscientious Objection Watch in January-March 2024; the violations of rights experienced by conscientious objectors in Turkey; as well as new conscientious objection statements made during this three-month period.

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Ercan Genç

"I want to make our voices heard as conscientious objectors all over the world"

Ercan Genç, Türkei/Deutschland speaks in YouTube-channel @RefusetoKill

(13.03.2024) Newly published today: A video with Ercan Genç from Turkey, who is undergoing asylum proceedings in Germany and is thus making his conscientious objection known for the first time. In an interview with Connection e.V., he talks about his story and motivations. The video is available on our YouTube channel (at)RefusetoKill in Turkish with English and German subtitles: https://youtu.be/pJGncr68NAU.

Conscientious Objectors In Turkey Need Your Support to Continue Their Struggle

Newsletter March 2024

(11.03.2024) We are writing you once again inform you about our Conscientious Objection Watch donation campaign and ask for your support. As the Conscientious Objection Watch, we received many applications from conscientious objectors in 2023. In these applications, most of the objectors asked for information about the human rights violations and restrictions they experienced and requested support from our organization.