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Homophobic Hate Attack in Turkey

Homophobic Hate Attack in Turkey

Fırat Kaya, known as Firat Delikanli in Aydın, severely subjected the hearing impaired Engin Elekçi to violence on the grounds that he was “gay“. Fırat Delikanlı posted the images on Instagram. Fırat Delikanlı drew great reaction with his posts on his Instagram account. It was revealed that Fırat Delikanlı inflicted violence on a hearing-impaired woman with whom he had been …

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Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention

Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention

Turkey withdrew from a European treaty on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, according to the country’s Official Gazette early Saturday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention that was signed in 2011. What is the Istanbul Convention? The Istanbul Convention is the first convention in international law that emphasizes that …

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Kaaba Image With LGBT+ Flags

LGBT+ Flag Case: 2 Students Released

Two detained defendants were released in the trial in which seven students were tried for a collage work in which LGBT+ flags were placed on the image of the Kaaba at an exhibition at Boğaziçi University. Two students, Doğu D. and Selahattin U., who were convicted of inciting hatred and enmity, were released due to the exhibition of an anonymous …

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Trans Woman Killed in Izmir

Trans Woman Killed in Izmir

It was learned that a trans woman, whose body was found wrapped in a blanket, was killed by hitting the head with a hard object in the Bornova district of Izmir. When the bad odors started coming from the apartment of the trans woman using the name “Miraş Güneş”, who had not been heard from her for a while and …

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The place where trans woman was attacked - Photo: Murat Deliklitaş, DHA

Acid Attack Against Syrian Trans Woman in Istanbul

In Beyoğlu, Istanbul, a man attacked to a Syrian trans woman with acid. It was learned that the woman who was taken to the hospital had vision loss in one eye. Injured trans woman was taken to the “Okmeydanı Prof. Dr. Cemil Taşcıoğlu” city hospital. The person who attacked the woman and claimed to be the man she left a …

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Turkish Police Detained Trans Women in Istanbul

Turkish Police Detained Trans Women in Istanbul

Turkey Women’s Movement, met the day before the March 8 International Women of Kadikoy. As they dispersed after the action, trans activists were stopped by the police and asked to be taken into custody. Trans women got into taxis after other protesters prevented their detention. However, trans women were detained in taxis that were stopped by the police.   Police …

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Richard Moore

British MI6 Chief Apologizes for Past Discrimination

The head of MI6 has issued a public apology for unjust treatment in the past of staff and recruits because of their sexuality, acknowledging that talented and brave people who wanted to serve their country suffered because of ignorance and prejudice. Moore, who took over as MI6 chief in October, said that until 1991 — nearly 25 years after same-sex …

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Apologizes for Sexist & Homophobic Statements

Turkish Rapper Ezhel, who is a guest of the new episode of the Justice Atlas podcast series prepared by Anadolu Kültür, apologized for the sexist expressions he used in his songs in the past years. Ezhel, moderator Hazal Özvarış said, “If homophobia and sexism are discussed as you said in the rap community, why are we still exposed to this …

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LGBTI events banned in Ankara

In the written statement made by the Governorship, it was stated that “activities such as cinema, cinema, theater, panel, conversation, exhibition will be held by various social media and written and visual media organs by LGBTT and various non-governmental organizations under the name of LGBTI.” specified. The statement included the following statements: “With the aforementioned posts, it is possible that …

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+18 Alert for Rainbow Themed Products

Ministry of Commerce in Turkey: Sale of LGBTI and Rainbow-themed products without a +18 warning is illegal The Advertising Board within the Ministry of Commerce decided that LGBTI + and rainbow-themed products should be offered for sale on e-commerce sites with the phrase +18. In the news published in Cumhuriyet newspaper, in the article sent on the subject, it was …

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