1 DECEMBER 2006
INVITATION TO PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT
Hope is always there, even though wars and violence are on the rampage all over the world, as are in our region. Yes, there is still hope, because people cry out for peace everywhere from Israel to Britain and the US, from Turkey to Colombia. Our resolution to listen to that cry and add our voice to it is as strong as ever, despite the fact that they try to gag it with iron bars and prison cells.
We invite you to the press announcement to be made on 1 December 2006, Friday, in the Galatasaray Square in order to express our solidarity with Conscientious Objectors and all other prisoners of peace.
Date: 1 December 2006, Friday
Meeting time: 13:00
Meeting place: Taksim/Streetcar Stop
Time of the press announcement: 13:15
Place of the press announcement: Galatasaray Square
PLATFORM OF CONSCIENTOUS OBJECTORS
Platform components: Amargi Women’s Academy Mothers’ Initiative for Peace Democratic Alevi Initiative Democratic Free Women’s Movement Democratic Social Party (DTP) Istanbul Organization Eğitim-sen [Union of Education Workers] branches no. 3 and 8 Gökkuşağı [Rainbow] Women’s Association Human Rights Society Istanbul Organization Culture and Solidarity Association of Tunceli, Istanbul Kardelen Cultural Centre Lambdaistanbul LGBTT Society for Solidarity Party of Freedom and Solidarity (ÖDP) Istanbul Organization Party of Socialist Democracy (SDP) Istanbul Organization Platform 14 May Initiative of the 78’ers