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Murat Kanatli

Turkish Cypriot conscientious objector could face jail

(10.10.2018) The northern Cyprus military court will be issuing its decision on Thursday regarding conscientious objector Murat Kanatli. Kanatli, a member of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) and human rights activist, is facing imprisonment due to his conscientious objection to participating in annual military exercises.

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Murat Kanatli

Türkisch-zyprischer Kriegsdienstverweigerer könnte zu Haftstrafe verurteilt werden

(10.10.2018) Ein Gericht im Norden Zyperns wird am Donnerstag sein Urteil im Fall des Kriegsdienstverweigerers Murat Kanatli bekanntgeben. Kanatli ist Mitglied des Europäischen Büros für Kriegsdienstverweigerung (EBCO) und Menschenrechtsaktivist. Wegen seiner Kriegsdienstverweigerung der jährlichen Reserveübungen droht ihm eine Haftstrafe.

Participants of the meeting on Cyprus, 2017

Meeting of Conscientious objectors and peace activists on Cyprus

(10.11.2017) The 2017 General Assembly of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) was held on 4th November in the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) in the UN buffer zone between the two parts of Nicosia, the last divided capital in Europe, in Cyprus.

"We raise a common voice for peace and against militarisation"


(08.03.2016) We are conscientious objectors from all around the eastern Mediterranean region. Our region has suffered for so long from oppression, injustice, militarisation, military occupations and wars, as well as poverty, illiteracy, hunger and lack of social infrastructure. In this difficult period, when our region seems to fall even more into the chaos of war, we raise a common voice for peace and against militarisation.