Yesterday's attack against civilians in the southern Turkish town of Suruç killed dozens of people. Conscientious objectors Alper Sapan and Polen Ünlü were amongst those killed. In solidarity and respect, we share news from WRI member Merve Arkun:
Two of our CO friends were murdered by a suicide bomb attack that has happened in Pirsus (Suruç, Urfa, Turkey), today.
More than 31 people travelling to Kobanê to support resistance against ISIS have died. At least 100 were heavily wounded.
Here is his Alper Sapan's CO declaration:
I am Alper Sapan. I am an anarchist who 19 years old. I am against the injustice, exploitation and oppression of the state. I am rejecting violence and the state. I am listening to the voice of my conscience and objecting the military system for a world that no borders, no wars and no nations. I will not die, I will not kill for anybody and will not be anybody's soldier.
Before militarism ends our lives let's end militarism.
Information about Polen Ünlü is still being translated into English. You can find information in Turkish here.
via Vicdani Ret Derneği (Conscientious Objection Association)