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LGBTI Rights in Turkey


ADDED ON: 05/22/2022

Turkish police break up LGBTQ pride parade

Police in Turkey broke up an LGBTQ pride parade at one the country’s top public universities and detained all of the participants Friday. Riot police entered Bogazici University and surrounded dozens of…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2022

Turkey’s Alevis to open their houses of worship to LGBTQ funerals

The mood at an ordinary symposium organized by various civic groups in mid-May suddenly took a joyous and emotional turn for Turkey’s LGBTQ individuals after a groundbreaking announcement by a prominent leader…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2022

Turkey’s Alevis to open their houses of worship to LGBTQ funerals

The mood at an ordinary symposium organized by various civic groups in mid-May suddenly took a joyous and emotional turn for Turkey’s LGBTQ individuals after a groundbreaking announcement by a prominent leader…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2022

Turkish prosecutor seeks closure of association for organizing LGBTI event.

A Turkish prosecutor has launched legal proceedings against an association, seeking its closure in connection with a LGBTI event it organized, the Kronos news website reported on Tuesday. The community-centered Association for…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2022

Turkey’s LGBT+ under increasing government pressure, report reveals

A recent report by the LGBT+ advocacy group KAOS GL has revealed that Turkey’s LGBT+ community is feeling increasingly threatened under the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. The report, “Despite Everything: LGBT+ Human…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

LGBT rights in eastern Europe: explaining financial benefits makes a big difference to people’s views – new findings

Across eastern Europe, it’s still very difficult to pass laws and policies designed to advance LGBT inclusion. With LGBT+ History Month underway, some Ukrainians are worried that their country’s fragile progress in…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2022

LGBT ACTIVIST DETAINED IN LEBANON, FINALLY ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA

After fleeing to Turkey from their home country of Jordan in July 2020, LGBTQI activist Alshaima Omama Alzubi has finally arrived in Australia. The 25-year-old Jordanian refugee who identifies as lesbian and…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2022

Turkish court releases two Bogazici students from jail

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Turkish court ruled on Friday to release two students from jail in the first hearing of a broader case over campus protests against the government’s appointment of a…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2021

Foreign countries funding Turkey’s LGBT organizations – interior minister

Turkey’s LGBT organizations are being supported by foreign funding, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Tuesday, adding that the strong “Turkish family structure’’ was standing tall despite attempts to alter it. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2021

Turkish court acquits students of organising 2019 gay pride march

Turkey has acquitted 19 people who had been prosecuted for organising and participating in a Pride march. A Turkish court had ruled that the students and academic did not commit any crime…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2021

How violence and abuse drove a transgender migrant back to Pakistan

Romesa Ahmed, a transgender woman from Pakistan, tells the story of her failed attempt to flee to Europe. Shunned by her family, raped and tortured by those meant to help her, Romesa's…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

Islamist Backlash Cancels Bulgarian LGBT Star’s Concert in Turkey

A scheduled performance at the Balkan Fair in Bursa in Turkey by pop-folk singer Vasil Trojanov Boyanov, better known by his stage name Azis, was cancelled on Monday after an Islamist conservative…

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