Turkey: Conscientious objector detained in Turkey

Turkey: Conscientious objector detained in Turkey

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Index Number: EUR 44/018/2013
Date Published: 18 July 2013
Categories: Turkey

Conscientious objector Onur Erden was detained at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul on 11 July after he was forcibly returned to Turkey from Cyprus where his asylum application was turned down. On 17 July, he was transferred to the 2nd Army Corps Command Military Prison in Gelibolu, Çanakkale, where he is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.


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