A couple of weeks ago an item appeared here regarding the difficulty a Kurdish gay organisation was having and some of the posts asked why they didn’t have a website. This is precisely why. How many lives are now at risk?
Lives are already at risk. GLBT people are dying swiftly or slowly under the oppression of human rights violations. Stand up to bullies or they will always trample your freedom and dignity. Defend yourself and your human rights, otherwise don’t expect others will. If religious leaders and politicians are violating your human rights, then make them stop – one at a time if you have to. Corrupt politicians and religious leaders will always target groups they don’t think will defend themselves. You have every right to defend yourself from other people trying to force their religion upon you.
I totally agree with all of this but I just don’t think posting membership lists on the internet is the way to go at this point in their struggle. I will always support them in whatever limited means I can, but I would NEVER post a name of anyone that I know would be in jeopardy. Their very lives are at stake, unless you saying that their blood must be shed.
I have worked in many capacities with people from Turkey, Iran, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda both straight and gay and they live, even here, in abject fear of being found out by their governments back home. Almost every gay person outside of our “comfort zone” I correspond with does so though libraries and internet cafes. Internet technology is easily monitored no matter where we live. Even logging onto a gay friendly site could put a lot of these people in jail. I don’t think anyone on this site, as free as we think we are, would like PN posting all of our information for all to view.
Aside from Constantinople, Turkey is a bit of a backward dump. Should never be allowed into the EU or it’ll be another disaster like Greece.
Constantinople? Istanbul surely… Otherwise you may just as well call it Byzantium…
another dumbass european..Firstly Get your history lesson. Since 1453 Istanbul is not constantinapole.. Secondly about EU my comment is no thank you.. anyway no body wants to be in an union with full of people inside like you.. The situation of your UNION seems terrible from here. I dont know how is it seems like to you.. PS. You better compare Greece with another Eu country. Because Turkey is not a country which you can compare with anyone in EU..
This is disastrous, and I don’t see what Ayyıldız Tim has to gain from such an invasion of privacy that amounts to cyber-bullying.
Mindless vandalism, pure and simple.
I would in the slightest be surprised to learn that some arm of the Turkish government or police or the Islamist fundamentalists are at the bottom of this. Not paranoia, just suspicion.
Sonuna kadar bu iş sürecek!
Siz kimin toprağında kime karşı çıkıyorsunuz!
Hem boğazınızdan TÜRK ekmeği geçsin hem de kalkıp size ekmek veren sizi besleyen ülkeye savaş açın.
Sizin gibi insan görünümlü yaratıklara bu yapılanlar az bile.
Ancak gelip böyle yandaşlarınızdan yardım istersiniz, karektersiz köpekler.
Daha çok göreceksiniz bu haberlerden hiç merakınız olmasın ;)