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Monday 17 September 2007
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The right to conscientious objection and Turkey

Since the early 1990ies until today the conscientious objectors (CO) have been subjected to a number of human rights violations because they refused to do military service. Military service for 15 months is compulsory for men aged 19-40 in Turkey. The right to conscientious objection is not (...)

Monday 17 September 2007
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Turkey versus principle of "double jeopardy" in Ülke case

Almost one-and-a-half years after the top European court of human rights ruled Turkey had violated the rights of Osman Murat Ülke, a Turkish citizen who was the first conscientious objector in the country to openly declare his refusal to perform compulsory military service, Ülke still faces (...)

Monday 17 September 2007
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Interview of Osman Murat Ülke

The interview of Hakan Ataman, SG of the Human Rights Agenda Association with Osman Murat Ülke via e-mail on 26.07.2007
H.A: Dear Ossi (as we call Osman Murat Ülke), you spent almost 2 years in prison for refusing military service and now the prosecutor’s office in Eskişehir called you on 14 June (...)