After the failed coup in Turkey and the subsequent state of emergency imposed on July 21st, the European Convention of human rights appears to have been suspended as seen by the thousands of arrests and dismissals. Another emergency involving the LGBT community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual) emerged after the cruel and brutal murder of Hande Kader . An LGBT activist, the body of the twenty-three year old transexual was found burned and mutilated last 12th August at Zekeriyaköy, on the outskirts of Istanbul. Last June Kader was in the front line of the Trans and Gay Pride in Istanbul that was brutally blocked by the city authorities. To make a living she worked as a prostitute, like most of the transexuals in Turkey, who rarely find other work.
September 19 / Observatorio balcani e caucasa transeuropa