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  • 20th September 2013

    Grindr to fight against Turkish court ban 1

    Grindr CEO: 'Oppression starts with the strangling of free speech... today it's done by cutting off people’s access to technology'

    6:57 PM — Popular gay dating app Grindr, which was banned by a Turkish court last week, is set to fight against the ban and get back online. The company has announced that it is working with Kaos GL, a Turkish gay-rights organisation, and campaigning group All Out to launch a petition to force the Turkish government to rescind the ban.

  • 6th September 2012

    Turkey: Gay teenager allegedly murdered by father and uncle 33

    Both the father and uncle have been arrested in connection with the incident

    1:04 PM — According to Hurriyet Daily News, the killing took place in the south eastern province of Diyarbakir last month.

  • 13th July 2012

    Petition launched to address Turkish ‘honour killings’ 9

    The petition was prompted by the murder of a trans woman in southern Turkey

    2:13 PM — A petition has been started to lobby Turkey's president to address the 'honour killings' of gay and transgender people in his country.

  • 27th June 2011

    Turkish gay Pride marchers demand more rights 8

    Turkish campaigners held a Pride march in Istanbul

    1:02 PM — Thousands of Turkish gay rights activist joined a Pride march in Istanbul yesterday to call for more rights. Carrying signs in Turkish and English, marchers proceeded down one of the city's busiest streets.

  • 21st June 2011

    Turkey accused of ignoring violence against gays 26

    Turkey has been accused of ignoring LGBT discrimination

    5:18 PM — Turkey has been accused of ignoring cases of harassment, discrimination and violence against LGBT people. According to an Amnesty International report published today, the government has refused to back laws against discrimination.

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