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LGBTI Rights in Turkey


ADDED ON: 04/22/2021

Turkish prosecutors seek jail terms for anti-government student protesters

Turkish prosecutors are seeking prison sentences for 97 people for taking part in one of the country’s biggest anti-government protest movements in years, sparked by the state appointment of a new rector…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

Turkey’s women’s treaty exit legitimises crimes against women

Turkey’s withdrawal from a European treaty aimed at protecting women against violence is a major setback with catastrophic consequences for women, Turkish writer Elif Şafak told actress Angelina Jolie in an interview…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2021

LGBT People Fleeing Harassment in Iran Find Life No Easier in Turkey

For hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Iranians who fled their homeland because of persecution for who they are, moving to Turkey was not a significant improvement. Sexual and gender minorities…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2021

Turkey detains students and supporters over LGBT flags

Police in Turkey detained dozens of people who assembled outside a courthouse Friday in a show of solidarity with 12 students who were taken into custody for unfurling rainbow flags, according to…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2021

From Rights To Jobs—LBGTQ+ Liberation In The Arab World

Before the Beirut Port blast last August that killed hundreds and destroyed entire neighborhoods, Lebanon’s economy was already under enormous pressure due to long-standing political challenges and the Covid pandemic. Amid all…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2021

Turkey detains students and supporters over LGBTQ flags

Police in Turkey detained dozens of people who assembled outside a courthouse Friday in a show of solidarity with 12 students who were taken into custody for unfurling rainbow flags, according to…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Turkey’s withdrawal from women’s rights treaty sparks domestic backlash

Turkey's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on the prevention of violence against women came as a shock to many, despite several years of agitation by the government and its allies.…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2021

Turkey quits landmark Istanbul Convention because it ‘normalises homosexuality’

Turkey severed ties from the landmark Istanbul Convention, which intended to tackle violence against women, midnight Saturday (20 March) because it “normalises homosexuality”. The pact was signed in Istanbul a decade ago…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2021

3 transexual women attacked in one week as violence against LGBT+ community increases in Turkey

The LGBT+ community in Turkey witnessed multiple acts of violence against its members last week with at least three transexual women suffering injuries or death, Deutsche Welle Turkish service (DW) reported. A…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

Court releases 2 Boğaziçi students from pre-trial detention in case involving Kaaba poster

An İstanbul court has released two Boğaziçi University students from pre-trial detention in the first hearing of a case in which they, along with five other defendants, face jail terms of between…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2021

Turkey’s LGBT+ endure brutal attacks amid Erdogan reign

When Miras Günes body was found a few days ago, her face was disfigured beyond recognition. The preliminary autopsy report revealed she was beaten to death with a hard object. Investigators are…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

Students in Turkey face three years in jail for LGBT rainbow picture of Islam’s holiest site during protests

STUDENTS who unveiled a banner showing Islam’s holiest site adorned with the LGBT rainbow colours face up to three years prison in Turkey after prosecutors charged them today with inciting public hatred.…

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