The State of CO in Turkey

The Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, has announced that the option of a paid exemption to military service will be brought in in 2015, a move which has been criticised for discriminating against poorer Turkish men of ‘military age’.  The required pay-off would be TL 18,000 ($8,103).  Read more here.

For a detailed briefing on the state of Conscientious Objection by WRI's affiliate in Turkey, see here.