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Added on: 07/14/2024
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An LGBTI+ rights activist and member of the Workers’ Party of Turkey, TIP, Iris Mozalar, was arrested on Thursday over her social media posts condemning violent incidents…

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Added on: 06/04/2024
06/04/2024
Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of a LGBT activist, declaring that a lower court’s refusal to block homophobic content targeting her was a violation of…

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Added on: 05/02/2024
05/01/2024
ISTANBUL – Ilker Yazici – stage name Miss Putka – was in secondary school when he discovered he was gay. There he met LGBT advocacy groups and joined…

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Added on: 02/09/2024
02/08/2024
Located in the suburbs of Tijuana, Mexico, the Casa Arco Iris migrant shelter is unassuming. That’s on purpose. Not so long ago, its exterior was graffitied with a homophobic slur….

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Added on: 11/22/2023
11/21/2023
As night falls, Bewar*, a transgender sex worker, puts on her makeup and hairpiece and starts roaming the streets of Sarchinar in Sulaimani, trying to escape the…

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Added on: 10/13/2023
10/13/2023
New research has determined that 90 per cent of LGBTQ+ people in Turkey are regularly subjected to digital violence. The study, conducted by advocacy group KAOS GL, found…

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Added on: 10/08/2023
10/07/2023
Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he did not “recognise LGBT” and vowed to combat “perverse” trends which he said aimed to destroy the institution of…

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Added on: 09/24/2023
As the Turkish government has stepped up its pledges to protect family values, members of the LGBTQ community in the country say they increasingly feel targeted. During…

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Added on: 09/22/2023
09/22/2023
Turkey’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has complained about the display of what he described as as “LGBT colours” at the United Nations, which was brightly decorated to…

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Added on: 09/20/2023
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Turkey  Since Turkey’s democratic government began to decline in 2007, there have been ongoing tensions between the Justice and Development Party (AKP, known for its Islamist roots…

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Added on: 09/13/2023
09/13/2023
Turkish police in the port city of Izmir detained 10 protesters who objected to the Turkish TV and radio regulator’s decision to broadcast a public ad on…

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Added on: 09/06/2023
09/05/2023
Turkey’s women volleyballers may have won the European championship on Sunday but the presence of a prominent LGBTQ+ star in the team has reopened the country’s bitterly…

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Added on: 08/06/2023
08/05/2023
For staff at the Turkish LGBTQ online magazine Velvele, the worry that content will be censored is constant. “That’s one of the biggest threats that we might…

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Added on: 07/22/2023
07/21/2023
On 25 June, Miguel Alvaro’s holiday took an unexpected turn when he was arrested by police in Istanbul after asking for directions. The arrest coincided with a…

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Added on: 06/28/2023
Turkish police have ramped up a crackdown on LGBTQ activists as dozens of people were detained Sunday at Pride marches in Turkey’s metropolitan Istanbul and Izmir provinces….

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Added on: 06/24/2023
LGBTI people in Türkiye are facing a brazen and deepening crackdown this Pride season, Amnesty International said today, on the eve of Istanbul Pride and Izmir Pride…

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Added on: 05/30/2023
Turkey’s LGBTQ community fear being exposed to more homophobic hate after conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made them into his favorite target for his bitterly divisive re-election…

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Added on: 05/14/2023
05/13/2023
At campaign rallies across Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has missed no opportunity to attack gay and trans people. “We are against the LGBT,” he told one…

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Added on: 05/13/2023
05/12/2023
Esmeray Zeynep Ozadikti says she may land in jail for running as an openly trans woman in Turkey’s election. Still, she believes it’s worth it. Turkish President…

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Added on: 05/12/2023
05/11/2023
Europe’s leading LGBT rights organisation, ILGA-Europe has criticised Serbia and Turkey for their handling of LGBT community rights in its latest Rainbow Map and Index. The report says the…

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Added on: 05/11/2023
05/10/2023
LONDON, May 11 (Openly) – Europeans are moving ever closer to embracing equal rights for all despite a rise in anti-transgender rhetoric by many of their politicians,…

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Added on: 05/08/2023
05/06/2023
ANKARA, May 7 (Reuters) – Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan accused the opposition of being “pro-LGBT” at a rally in Istanbul on Sunday, as he stepped up his…

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Added on: 05/02/2023
05/01/2023
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has continued his re-election campaign by giving an anti-LGBTQ+ speech. Erdoğan returned to campaigning on Saturday (29 April) after stepping back for…

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Added on: 04/23/2023
04/22/2023
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on April 22 targeted the opposition over the LGBTI+ community and stated “the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Worker’s Party of Turkey (TİP)…

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Added on: 02/05/2023
02/04/2023
Sex worker Nina relies on an apartment in the Turkish city of Istanbul as a relatively safe space to meet clients, but the 29-year-old is worried about…

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Added on: 12/24/2022
Every summer since 2017, Istanbul has played host to a sporting event known as the “Queer Olympix.” Created by a handful of soccer-loving Turkish queer activists, the…

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Added on: 12/07/2022
12/6/2022
On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in…

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Added on: 11/13/2022
11/12/2022
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on Nov. 12 called the LGBTI+ community as “propaganda of a terrorist organization.” “There is cultural terrorism. The propaganda of a terrorist…

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Added on: 09/24/2022
The 25-year-old translator by day and trans drag performer by night felt overwhelming panic and anxiety when several thousand demonstrators gathered and marched Sunday in Turkey to…

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Added on: 09/20/2022
09/19/2022
Several thousand people have taken part in an anti-LGBT demonstration in Istanbul. They called for LGBT associations to be closed down and displayed signs that read: “protect…