The Ankara Governor’s Office has banned the movie screening event of a communist LGBTgroup which was to be held in the capital city on June 28, citing the ongoing state of emergency in the country as a reason for the ban. The office said such events can “incite hatred and enmity” among different fractions of the society, from which “danger” can arise. The ban came after the Ankara Communist LGBTs community announced they would screen the 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film “Pride” at the Nazım Hikmet Cultural Center in the city’s Çankaya district at 7:30 p.m. on June 28. “It has been evaluated that the events could incite hatred and enmity among different groups of people based on class, racial, religious and sectarian differences,” the office said.
June 29 / Hurriyet Daily