30th June 2015
MEPs condemn violence against Pride marchers by Istanbul police 2
4:17 PM — MEPs have condemned violence used against Pride marchers in Istanbul at the weekend, with tear gas and water canons used against demonstrators.
28th June 2015
Watch the moment Turkish police fire a water cannon at an LGBT activist 13
9:13 PM — Turkish police turned on LGBT activists at Istanbul Pride.
Police use tear gas and rubber bullets at Istanbul Pride 140
3:19 PM — It is being reported that riot police have violently dispersed Istanbul Pride, and arrested participants.
28th May 2015
Turkey gets first out gay general election candidate 9
6:14 PM — For the first time in Turkey, an out gay candidate is running in the country's general election.
26th May 2015
Turkish preacher warns masturbation will make men’s hands ‘pregnant in the afterlife’ 59
6:44 PM — According to an Islamic televangelist, men who masturbate will find their hands "pregnant in the afterlife".
25th March 2015
Turkish cartoonists fined for implying President is gay 7
1:03 PM — Two Turkish cartoonists have escaped jail for suggesting President Tayyip Erdogan is gay.
13th March 2015
European court: Turkey can’t force trans people to be sterilised 9
1:49 PM — Europe's top human rights court has ruled against the Turkish government - finding that it cannot make sterilisation a requirement for gender reassignment.
19th January 2015
Turkey’s first ever sheltered housing for trans women opens
4:07 PM — Turkey's first ever sheltered housing project for transgender women has opened in Istanbul.
19th September 2014
Turkey: Trans journalist fired from television station 1
6:53 PM — This week, Turkey's only openly-transgender broadcast journalist was fired from IMC TV after a dispute between her and the station's management.
4th August 2014
Mariah Carey to star on cover of Turkey’s first gay magazine 6
12:03 PM — Turkey's first ever gay magazine will be launched in print tomorrow, and will feature US singer and gay icon Mariah Carey as its cover star.
28th July 2014
Turkey: Trans man actor called up for military service 64
4:57 PM — After completing gender reassignment surgery, transgender actor Rüzgar Erkoçlar has been called up to perform mandatory military service.
18th July 2014
Turkey: Highest court makes first acknowledgment of homophobic speech as hate crime 3
4:00 PM — Turkey’s highest court has ruled that calling members of the LGBT community “perverts” constitutes hate speech, in what is reportedly its first acknowledgement of homophobia as a hate crime.
2nd July 2014
First transgender beauty pageant held in Turkey 1
2:56 PM — Over 500 spectators attended Turkey's first transgender beauty pageant last week.
30th June 2014
Turkey: Thousands march in Istanbul Pride despite religious objections 15
12:14 PM — Tens of thousands of people turned out on Sunday to celebrate LGBT Pride in Istanbul, slated as the largest gay pride celebration in any majority Muslim country.
Istanbul: Study on human rights violations against LGBT Iranians discussed at Pride
12:09 PM — Iranian LGBT activists at Istanbul’s 9th annual Gay Pride celebration unveiled a study conducted on human rights violations against lesbian, gay and transgender people of Iran.
23rd June 2014
Turkey: Trans Pride demonstrators vow to ‘keep on fighting’
12:56 PM — Protesters on Turkey’s 5th annual Trans Pride march, which has been hosted in Istanbul this week, have promised to “keep on fighting” against the country’s “corrupt regime”.
25th April 2014
Turkey: Teenagers arrested over murder of transgender woman 35
10:58 AM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Istanbul.
21st April 2014
Turkish university cancels talks on homosexuality due to Hezbullah fears 14
3:28 PM — A panel discussion on homosexuality at a Turkish university has been cancelled following fears that it may have caught the attention of Hizbullah.
1st April 2014
Turkey: Four mayors who signed LGBT-friendly protocol elected in Istanbul and Mersin 1
4:04 PM — Four mayoral candidates in Turkey who signed an LGBT-friendly municipality protocol were elected on Sunday in local districts of both Istanbul and Mersin.
12th February 2014
Turkey: Mother of gay murdered boy screams ‘I would have killed him myself’ 67
11:07 AM — A father in Turkey has been jailed for killing his gay son – but the mother seems rather more concerned on how his sexuality brought shame on the family.