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TURKEY: Ali Fikri Işık on trial this afternoon - more info and email alert

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UPDATE 28 October: the trial has been postponed, please continue to send the protest email until the new trial date - 5 November: send a protest email here.

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TÜRKEI: Ali Fikri Işık ist kein Deserteur, sondern ein Kriegsdienstverweigerer

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BITTE UM UNTERSTÜTZUNGSSCHREIBEN PER FAX spätestens bis morgen, Mittwoch, 22. Oktober, 14.30 Uhr

Fax: Conscientious objector Ali Fikri Işık on trial

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Please note that there are many websites that can send texts online, so it is not necessary to have a fax machine yourself.

TO THE 5TH ARMY CORPS MİLİTARY COURT JUDGESHIP

ÇORLU – TEKİRDAĞ

SUBJECT: Conscientious objector on trial Ali Fikri Işık

Your Honour,

Ali Fikri Işık, who is on trial based on three charges in two trials at your court and in which you will probably announce the verdict on October 22, is a conscientious objector. Since his very first trial session he has repeatedly stated that he is a conscientious objector. Furthermore, he is also a founding member of the Conscientious Objectors Association, where he is currently a member of board.

Okan Kale

Land:
  • Türkei
Activist type:
  • Kriegsdienstverweigerer/in
Status:
  • Declared objector


Mustafa Hizyolu

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  • Türkei

Ben 46726075434 kimlik numaralı, Mustafa Hizyolu. T.C devlet sisteminin her erkek vatandaşına zorunlu olarak kıldığı ”Vatani görev ” ya da başka bir değiş ile ASKERLİK GÖREVİ’ni ne şekilde olursa olsun RED EDİYORUM!.. Ben kimseyi hak ve özgürlüğü için yaptığı direniş veya gösteriler sırasında öldürmek istemediğim ve zarar vermek istemediğimden dolayı REDDİMİ AÇIKLIYORUM…

Mustafa Hizyolu

Land:
  • Türkei
Activist type:
  • Kriegsdienstverweigerer/in
Status:
  • Declared objector


Statement from new WRI affiliate: Conscientious Objection Association: We have neither a second nor a life to give to war!

WRI has welcomed VİCDANİ RET DERNEĞİ (VR-DER) -  the Conscientious Objection Association in Turkey - as an associate member.

You can find their details on the list of affiliates here.

This weekend VR-DER issued the below statement, on the situation in Kobane, and the Turkish government's response to ISIS

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Conscientious Objection Association: We have neither a second nor a life to give to war!

The authorities initiated a “peace process” after the Turkish state and military conducted a thirty-year-old war which left thousands of casualties. The process was conceptualized as a step towards constructive dialogue with the Kurdish movement. However, the state did not abandon its long lived habit of providing peace with its arms, tanks and bombs. Families lost their children and funerals never stopped although a ceasefire was announced and armed groups left the Turkish borders.

Regionale Solidaritätsaktionen für den zypriotischen Verweigerer Murat Kanatlı

Istanbul: The Conscientious Objection Association of TurkeyIstanbul: The Conscientious Objection Association of Turkey

Nach einem regionalen Treffen von Kriegsdienstverweigerern und Antikriegsbewegungen aus der östlichen Mittelmeerregion Ende Januar wurde der zypriotische KDVer Murat Kanatlı, der das Treffen mitorganisiert hatte, für zehn Tage in Haft genommen. Solidaritätsaktionen fanden in der Türkei, Griechenland und Israel (durch drusisch-palästinensische Verweigerer) statt. In Athen wurden AktivistInnen wegen ihres Protests an der türkischen Botschaft vorübergehend festgenommen. Hier kannst Du ein Video der AktivistInnen in Istanbul ansehen.

'We will never under any circumstances be a piece in this sexist, racist, militarist system, neither as a village-guards nor as soldiers'

Kill Militarism (Turkish)Kill Militarism (Turkish)December saw 45 Kurdish men and women in Turkey declaring their conscientious objection 'in order to remember the 34 young men killed in the Roboski massacre two years ago', through the Roboski Conscientious Objection and Amed (Diyarbakir) Conscientious Objection Initiatives. The death of 34 young men occurred at the Turkish-Iraqi border, when two Turkish F16 jets fired at a group of villagers, claiming to act on information that PKK (Kurdish Workers' Party) militants were crossing the border. Faruk Encü, making a statement in the name of the Roboski Conscientious Objection Initiative, said “Here we are calling once again on those village-guards that have been made into a part of this militarist process, to those who are sending those close to them and their children to do military service, and to those people who are part of this war-making machine to make a few cents. Reject taking up arms for a sexist structure that has his turned this region into a graveyard of peoples, and if you have already taken up arms immediately correct this wrong.

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