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Turkish Foreign Ministry rejects US criticism of protest crackdown

Turkey on Thursday rejected US criticism of mass detentions of students during a month of escalating protests, telling Washington not to interfere in its...

US ‘strongly condemns’ Turkey’s rhetoric against sexual minorities

The United States on Wednesday condemned rhetoric against sexual minorities in Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blasted the LGBT movement and compared student...

Erdoğan demonizes Boğaziçi protestors over Islamic symbols like he did at Gezi Park

Serap Demir When then-Turkish Prime Minister and current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan realized in 2013 that İstanbul's Gezi protests had spread countrywide, he invented a...

Erdoğan, nationalist ally accuse Boğaziçi students of being terrorists

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his far-right ultranationalist ally Devlet Bahçeli have accused the young people who have been demonstrating for weeks against...

Violent clashes erupt during Turkey’s student protests

Turkish police on Tuesday arrested more than 170 people in İstanbul and Ankara as a month of student protests against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

Twitter flags Turkish interior minister’s tweets targeting LGBT community

Twitter has restricted access to two recent tweets by Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu that referred to LGBT people as "perverts," saying the tweets...

Police detain dozens of students protesting arrest of colleagues over LGBT poster

Dozens of arrests were made in İstanbul on Monday after riot police dispersed students who tried to hold a demonstration outside Boğaziçi University protesting...

Erdoğan takes aim at LGBT community at party meeting

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attacked the LGBT community at a party meeting on Monday, saying his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) would...

Turkey’s television watchdog fines TLC TV due to episode on homosexual couple

Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has fined TLC TV for airing a show depicting the life of a homosexual couple as part...

TikTok bans Turkish users’ videos involving LGBT content, alcohol consumption: report

Chinese-owned social media application TikTok has banned some Turkish users’ videos involving political messages, LGBTQ content, same-sex intimacy and even alcohol consumption based on...

Investigation launched into ODTÜ students for unfurling rainbow flag at graduation

An investigation has been launched into more than 20 students at the Ankara-based Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) for unfurling a rainbow flag at...

Turkey ‘attempting to erase LGBT community’ with Eurovision boycott

Turkey’s boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest for including gay and transgender performers, such as bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, was criticized on...

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