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Amnesty International Greece: One idea, different messages from Eastern Mediterranean

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(17.05.2020) Gina, Costas, Dimitrakakis, Murat, Hüseyin, Merve, Hillel and Yuval are speaking about their conscientious objection in both part of Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Palestine and Greece.

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Mertcan Güler and his boss

Mertcan Güler and his boss, Turkey/Germany: We both reject to go to army

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(15.05.2020) Hello comrades. I’m here with my boss. He has a Kiosk. I’m his worker actually. And we both reject to go to army. And we both have different reasons for that.

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Merve Arkun

Merve Arkun, Turkey: Conscientious objection: anti-war action and rejection of male-dominated codes

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(15.05.2020) Hello. I’m Merve. I am one of the female conscientious objectors in Turkey. My justification for clarifying conscientious objection is also directly related to the denial of gender roles and the rejection of male dominance in social life. Unfortunately, the women here feel the full burden of the war in economic, political and social terms, as a result of the fact that the geography we live in is a geography of war. So an act of conscientious objection is both an anti-war action for women and a highly valuable one for the rejection of male-dominated codes within society. (...)

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Hüseyin Civan

Hüseyin Civan, Turkey: I reject conscription and war as an antimilitarist and anarchist

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(15.05.2020) Hello. I’m Hüseyin. I’m a conscientious objector. I declared my conscientious objection in 2015. I reject conscription and war as an anti-militarist and anarchist. Conscientious objection to the militaristic policies and practices of the powers is not just a way of rejecting war. It is also important for the construction of a new social life. (...)

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