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Join the Webinar: Conscientious objection in Turkey

Sa., November 21, 2020, 2pm UTC (3pm CET, 5pm Turkish Time)

This autumn the Conscientious Objection Association (Vicdani Ret Derneği) in Istanbul has launched a new project. The association would like to start a campaign and lobby work to gather international support for pushing the human right to conscientious objection in Turkey. The project also includes research and documentation of the particularly difficult situation of draft evaders and conscientious objectors (COs).

We invite you to participate in a webinar where we will discuss:

  • The general situation of conscientious objectors in Turkey today,
  • The project of the Conscientious Objection Association,
  • How to develop and strengthen the campaign for COs.
Please register here (no later than 19th November): https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2020/registration-form-conscientious-objec…

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