In Spring 2016 War Resisters' International launched a new campaign focusing on the escalating cycle of violence in Turkey. As part of this campaign, initiated in response to demands from WRI activists in Turkey, we have also launched a petition addressing the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union. The appeal was calling on the EU not to lose sight of the situation in Turkey, and to take action on the escalating violence in the country.
With the recent developments and changing context in Turkey, we have decided to end the appeal in September 2016. We are grateful for your support, which encourages us to continue our work on Turkey. See WRI Chair Dr. Christine Schweitzer's letter on the appeal and updates from our campaign “Stop the Cycle of Violence in Turkey” here.