Turkey President Erdogan ‘bothered by LGBT colours’ at UN headquarters

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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 promote sustainable development goals. Mr Erdogan said he would have liked to discuss it with UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres, according to Turkish media. The president’s government has toughened its stance on LGBT freedoms. Mr Erdogan is reported to have said to Turkish media: “One of the issues that bothers me the most… is that when entering the United Nations General Assembly, you see the LGBT colours on steps and other places.

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