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Baydar v. Turkey, dec., No. 25632/13, ECtHR (Second Section Committee), 19 June 2018


Conscientious objection to military service in Turkey. Beliefs of personal nature falling outside the scope of conscientious objection.  

Normative references

Art. 9 ECHR


Only a conflict between a person’s conscience or his or her deeply and genuinely held religious or ethical beliefs falls within the scope of Art. 9 ECHR, in respect of conscientious objection. 
(In the instant case, the applicant maintained that he had not completed his military service owing to his poor financial situation and his mother’s illness).