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Police officers used tear gas, dogs, and batons to split up people participating in Istanbul’s 16th Anuual Pride March this Sunday. Despite the march going on for more than a decade, Istanbul’s governor banned the march for the fourth consecutive year. Last year, the governor cited concerns about “public order” and the “security of citizens and tourists” after an ultranationalist group threatened the march. https://twitter.com/ChristensenLene/status/1013435220534677505?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1013435220534677505&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Finstinctmagazine.com%2Fpost%2Fistanbul-pride-marchers-ran-tears-after-police-violently-dispersed-crowd That said, it is illegal for the governor to ban the march no matter what his public...

He's now carving himself a career as a performer and fashion model: 'I am extremely saddened by Trump’s new policy on immigration' After President Trump’s Executive Order last Friday suspending the US Refugees Admission Program (USRAP) and imposing a 90-day visa suspension on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, one Iranian gay man’s story couldn’t be more timely. Arad (who prefers not to reveal his real name), fled Iran in 2010 He has since made a life for himself in the US. He...
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Hasan Atik's nomination comes at a time when the situation for LGBTI people in Turkey is 'deteriorating' An openly gay man has been nominated to run for a seat in Turkey’s upcoming snap elections. The People’s Democratic Party (HDP) included Hasan Atik on its list of candidates for the 24 June election. Atik has long campaigned for LGBTI and HIV rights. He will run for a seat in the north-west province of Edirne. The HDP is a left-leaning political group, known to be...
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Hasan Atik's nomination comes at a time when the situation for LGBTI people in Turkey is 'deteriorating' An openly gay man has been nominated to run for a seat in Turkey’s upcoming snap elections. The People’s Democratic Party (HDP) included Hasan Atik on its list of candidates for the 24 June election. Atik has long campaigned for LGBTI and HIV rights. He will run for a seat in the north-west province of Edirne. The HDP is a left-leaning political group, known to be...
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Ankara, the capital of Turkey, has banned any and all public LGBT events until further notice, citing public safety. The Governor's Office released a statement saying, Starting from Nov. 18, 2017, concerning our community’s public sensitivity, any events such as LGBT... cinema, theater, panels, interviews, exhibitions are banned until further notice in our province to provide peace and security,” the governor’s office said in a statement. The statement also said it may cause animosity among different Turkish groups "posing an open and...
Istanbul-Pride

Activists are being detained, attacked with gas bombs and rainbows confiscated Turkish police fired rubber bullets at Istanbul Pride marchers who defied the city’s ban on the parade. Istanbul’s governor banned the parade yesterday (24 June) citing ‘safety concerns’ after numerous threats. But marchers turned out in force to fight for their rights and take a stand against homophobia. The police closed off the parade route streets, and confiscated all rainbow flags and clothing. They also set off gas bombs to break up...
Gay Syrian

A gay Syrian man has been found decapitated after being kidnapped and raped in Istanbul, local media has reported. The victim, Wisam Sankari, a Syrian refugee in Istanbul, was so badly mutilated that his friends had to identify him by the trousers he was wearing. According to various local news sources , Sankari left his home on 23 July and was found dead on 25 July. Another report names the date he was found dead as Sunday 31 July. Found in Yenikapi,...

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