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LGBTI event at İstanbul University canceled over threats, 26 students briefly detained

A picnic scheduled to take place on the Beyazıt campus of İstanbul University as part of LGBTI Pride Week activities was canceled after it...

AKP lawmaker slams US Consulate in İstanbul for displaying Pride colors

A lawmaker from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has sharply criticized the US Consulate General in İstanbul for displaying rainbow Pride colors...

Turkish prosecutor seeks closure of association for organizing LGBTI event

A Turkish prosecutor has launched legal proceedings against an association, seeking its closure in connection with a LGBTI event it organized, the Kronos news...

Germany’s Mainz University supports resistance at Boğaziçi against loyalist rector

The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz released a statement supporting the resistance of students and academic staff at İstanbul’s Boğaziçi University to the appointment of...

AKP executive implies LGBTI censorship in Turkish Netflix series

Mahir Ünal, deputy chairman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), said in an interview that the initial version of a Turkish show...

Charges against ODTÜ students attending LGBTI parade must be dropped, Amnesty says

Amnesty International has launched an urgent action campaign to urge Turkey’s justice minister to help in dropping criminal charges against Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) students...

İstanbul police disperse pride march with pepper spray, rubber bullets

Turkish police on Sunday disrupted an LGBTI+ pride march in İstanbul’s Beyoğlu district, dispersing the crowd with pepper spray and rubber bullets, according to the BBC...

Turkey ranked second worst in Europe for LGBTI individuals

A ranking by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has put Turkey in the second lowest place in Europe in terms of LGBTI...

US 2018 human rights report: Restrictions on fundamental freedoms continued in Turkey

A country report by the US State Department released on Wednesday stated that despite the official end of a two-year-long state of emergency in...

[VIDEO] AI: Blocking of İstanbul LGBTI march latest blow to right to freedom of expression in Turkey

Amnesty International (AI) said on Monday that a ban by the İstanbul Governor's Office on the İstanbul Pride Parade, which was planned to be...

Homophobic mob attacks annual Mersin Pride Parade: report

A group of homophobic people allegedly from a nationalist youth movement called Köklü Değişim on Sunday attacked scores of people attending the Mersin...

Turkish LGBTI activist arrested for social media posts

Uğur Büber, a 23-year-old LGBTI activist who was detained by police on Dec. 27, was arrested by a Turkish court and sent to the...

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