21st March 2013
Row between Netherlands and Turkey over lesbian foster couple overshadows prime ministerial visit 23
7:09 PM — Dutch PM Mark Rutte has rejected an appeal by his Turkish counterpart for ministerial-level talks over the case of a boy taken from his Turkish parents in the Netherlands and placed in the foster care of a lesbian couple.
15th March 2013
Dutch lesbian foster couple go into hiding with son after Turkish protests 11
6:45 PM — A Dutch lesbian couple has gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy's biological parents went on television in Turkey and said that they consider the pair morally unfit to take care of their child.
28th February 2013
Turkish trans actor’s mother denies death threat rumours and says family supports him
5:28 PM — The family of a Turkish trans man actor, who recently came out in an interview have denied rumours that he received death threats, and said they fully support his decision for gender reassignment.
25th February 2013
Turkish actor: ‘Gender reassignment was my choice and now I’m free’ 24
3:35 PM — A Turkish trans man actor has come out, discussing his decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery and his experiences prior, saying that he now feels "free" and like he has been "born again".
18th February 2013
Turkey: Children fostered by European gay couples will be retrieved 35
12:04 PM — The Turkish Human Rights Commission has said that Turkish children fostered by gay European couples should be returned to their families or given to Turkish couples instead.
24th January 2013
Turkey: Bishop’s killer claims he was subject to gay advances and receives reduced sentence 19
5:34 PM — A man who killed a Catholic priest received a reduced sentence, after telling the court in his defence, that the priest requested to have a gay affair with him.
10th January 2013
Turkish newspaper calls gay people ‘dirty deviants’ after student protest 14
6:47 PM — A nationalistic newspaper in Turkey, Yeni Akit (The New Covenant) has described gay people as 'dirty' and 'deviants'.
28th December 2012
Turkish gay fashion designer receives bloody nose in Istanbul attack 26
4:10 PM — Gay rights activists in Turkey have condemned the attack on gay fashion designer Barbaros Şansal.
21st December 2012
Ex-Chelsea footballer: Me homophobic? Have you seen my hairstyle! 24
1:47 PM — Despite facing an 11-match ban for spitting and for anti-gay behaviour, ex-Chelsea Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles claims he can’t be homophobic, due to his hairstyle.
29th November 2012
Turkish LGBT campaigner to receive David Kato award 2
5:56 PM — Ali Erol, an LGBT activist in Turkey has been honoured with this year’s David Kato award, which was set up in memory of the gay Ugandan campaigner who was murdered in 2011.
26th November 2012
Turkey: Homosexuality to join murder as a reason for army expulsion 30
10:33 AM — Gay men will be discharged from the Turkish army as a punishment for their "lifestyle choices," it has been reported.
6th September 2012
Turkey: Gay teenager allegedly murdered by father and uncle 33
1:04 PM — According to Hurriyet Daily News, the killing took place in the south eastern province of Diyarbakir last month.
18th July 2012
Turkey: ‘Twenty year old’ anti-gay stabbing circulates as news after paper goes online 3
3:48 PM — The killing of a gay Turkish man by his teenage brother, believed to have happened twenty years ago, has circulated internationally as news after a Turkish website digitised its archives and placed them online this month.
13th July 2012
Petition launched to address Turkish ‘honour killings’ 9
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.
2nd April 2012
Potential new EU member states told to improve gay and trans laws 14
4:10 PM — Last week, the European Parliament adopted its annual enlargement progress reports for Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. All the resolutions recommended greater protection for gay, bi and transgender citizens in the potential new member states.