Turkey

LGBTI Rights in Turkey


ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Turkey’s Anti-LGBTQ Display Reflects Nation’s Political Shift

The 25-year-old translator by day and trans drag performer by night felt overwhelming panic and anxiety when several thousand demonstrators gathered and marched Sunday in Turkey to demand a ban on what…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2022

Thousands march in anti-LGBT demonstration in Istanbul

Several thousand people have taken part in an anti-LGBT demonstration in Istanbul. They called for LGBT associations to be closed down and displayed signs that read: "protect your family and your generation",…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2022

Thousands march in Turkey to demand ban on LGBTQ groups

An anti-LGBTQ group marched Sunday in Istanbul, demanding that LGBTQ associations be shuttered and their activities banned, in the largest demonstration of its kind in Turkey. Several thousand people joined the demonstration…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2022

Turkish Regulator Criticized Over Public Service Video

Turkish media and LGBTQ groups are questioning a decision by the country’s regulator to classify a video from a coalition of conservative groups as a public service announcement. The Radio and Television…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2022

Life as an LGBTQ refugee in Turkey.

Same-sex relationships may have never been criminalized in Turkey as in many other predominantly Muslim nations, but LGBTQ individuals continue to be seen as depraved or deviant by various social layers and…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

Turkey’s media watchdog warns against broadcasting LGBT ballad

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has contacted all music televisions in Turkey to tell them they should not run the latest video released by Turkish singer Mabel Matiz, who is…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

Turkey Pride crackdowns only strengthen LGBTQ resistance

The waving colors of the thousand shades inside of a rainbow, The sparkling joy from the pride and honor of self-declaration. The echoing sounds of the steps for solidarity in the cobblestone…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2022

Istanbul once again bans Pride march

The Beyoğlu and Kadıköy District governors’ offices which oversee the mega metropolitan area of this ancient city located on both banks of the Bosporus connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2022

LGBTI event at İstanbul University canceled over threats, 26 students briefly detained.

A picnic scheduled to take place on the Beyazıt campus of İstanbul University as part of LGBTI Pride Week activities was canceled after it was targeted by radical Islamist groups who threatened…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2022

Turkish police violently break up LGBT Pride parade at Ankara university

Turkish police attacked a group of students during a LGBT Pride parade at Ankara's Middle East Technical University on Friday. Turkish police violently attacked students during a LGBT Pride march at Ankara’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2022

Inside Istanbul’s underground queer scene

The month of June officially marks Pride in many countries around the world. Since 2003, Istanbul Pride has taken place in Taksim Square, where participants gather to march down İstiklal Avenue, and…

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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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