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FATF punishing Turkey for taking action against LGBT people, Interior Minister Soylu says

Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has slammed the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) decision to place Turkey under increased monitoring, saying the move aimed to...

11 lawyers face prison for criticizing top imam over LGBT statement

The head of the Ankara Bar Association and 10 members of the association’s executive board face up to two years in prison due to...

Police detain 5 ODTÜ students before graduation ceremony

Five students from Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) were taken into police custody on Sunday ahead of the school’s graduation ceremony, which is usually...

Turkish authorities fire transgender doctor for ‘corrupting public morals’

The Turkish Health Ministry dismissed a transexual doctor from her job at a public hospital on Monday, saying her social media posts were corrupting...

HDP lawmaker wears rainbow dress in parliament in support of LGBT people

Hüda Kaya, an MP for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), on Wednesday appeared in the Turkish parliament wearing a dress in rainbow colors...

Amnesty condemns ban on Pride march in İstanbul, use of excessive force

Amnesty International has in a statement condemned a ban imposed by Turkish authorities on a Pride march in central İstanbul over the weekend as...

20 detained as police use force to disperse Pride parade in İstanbul

Unlike the joyful celebrations taking place in some European cities, İstanbul was the venue on Saturday of violent confrontations and clashes between police and...

CoE asks Turkey to stop stigmatization of LGBTI people

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović has called on Turkey in a letter to two ministers to stop the stigmatization of...

At a time when women need protection the most, the Turkish gov’t is doing the exact opposite, says novelist Elif Şafak

Withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention will have a disastrous effect on women, children and the LGBTQ+ community, said novelist Elif Şafak in a recent...

7 students face up to 3 years in prison over Boğaziçi protests

Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to three years in prison for seven students over a poster depicting Islam's holiest site with LGBT imagery, Agence...

Turkish minister slams Twitter over flagging of colleague’s tweets

Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu on Wednesday slammed Twitter over the platform's flagging of the interior minister's recent tweets targeting the...

Boğaziçi’s LGBTI+ student club suspended over Kaaba poster, illegal documents: rector

Melih Bulu, the new rector of İstanbul’s prestigious Boğaziçi University whose appointment a month ago by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sparked ongoing protests, has...

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