Once celebrated for its Pride parade, Turkey is no longer safe for LGBT people as police attack Pride yet again. The choking stench of tear gas enveloped central Istanbul on June 26, 2016, as activists dodged rubber bullets while protesting a government decision to ban the annual Istanbul Pride parade. Thousands of riot police were deployed into the city’s downtown, guarding all entrances leading to the Taksim Square. Anti-riot water cannon vehicles dotted the main street as special units launched their attack.
June 28 Daily Xtra