Paid exemption from military service starts Dec. 31
The new law on paid exemption from military service was finally settled last night, set to take effect Dec. 31.
The new date for the activation will allow everyone born in 1982 to be included in the new bill as well. Those incapable of fulfilling the requirements for military service will also be able to pay for their exemption without following any age restrictions.
The opposition's several proposals such as lowering the age restriction and the price were not accepted, neither was the conscientious objection proposal made by the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP).
The option to serve for a shortened period of 21 days will still be available without age restrictions to anyone who has worked abroad for three years.