Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President, has lashed out at a scheme to give gay people more representation in the country. The politician, who took up office in 2014, was thought to be referring to a scheme by a County Council in the Nilufer district of the western city of Bursa. As well as having a quota for LGBT candidates in elections, the council also has similar requirements for women and disabled people. In a televised speech Erdogan said the move was against the nation’s values, in what was thought to be a political attack.
November 10 / Pink News