Turkey Detains Dozens of LGBTQ Activists During Pride March

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06/27/2023

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. Istanbul’s governor said police detained 113 people attending the 31st LGBTQ Pride March there on Sunday (June 25). “Our national future depends on keeping the family institution alive with our national and moral values,” Davut Gul, the governor of Istanbul, said on Twitter Monday as he announced the number of detentions.

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