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Petition launched to address Turkish ‘honour killings’

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 13 Jul 2012, 3:59pm

    One of many reasons to ban Turkey from entry to the EU, vile, disgusting backward country.

  2. Omar Kuddus 13 Jul 2012, 4:05pm

    I strongly believe that all human beings have the rights inscribed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    By the mare fact that it is a universal declaration, it applies to all human beings, may they be heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or transgender.
    No family should have to defend their children’s sexuality or end the life they gave, to protect the “reputation” of their name.
    No government or authorities should condone or turn a blind eye to such evil practices.
    I sincerly hope that you will support me in this cause.


    Why are we surprised?

    1. Turkey is a secular state. Has been since the 1920s. Do keep up.

  4. There is hope thatchange will come to Turkey. Because of their desire to become a member of the EU they may be forced to change any anti-gay laws to gain entry. Once in the EU they will be held even more accountable for the proper treatment of their gay citizenry.

    1. That might have worked had the EU – under US pressure to rapidly admit former eastern-block countries – not disregarded discrimination in many other countries. And besides, Turkey has had so much opposition to its EU membership – not least from Cyprus and Greece – that they seem to have rather adopted the attitude now that either the EU accepts their membership or it gets a large and fairly hostile neighbour in close cahoots with other Muslim states, which has a great many EU citizens (of Turkish heritage) remitting money and favouring its exports.

      Reform from inside seems the only possible solution.

  5. In the name of Religion again !

    1. No. Perpetrators will often invoke religion as a way of justifying their actions, but ultimately this is down to tradition. And it’s one tradition that needs to be abandoned.

  6. signed it. Hope others will too.

    Thanks, Omar

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