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Poll reveals Turkey’s conservative views on homosexuality

PinkNews Staff Writer February 17, 2006

A significant amount of Turkish people are uncomfortable with homosexuality, a survey suggests.

The poll conducted by the Open Society Institute and Istanbul’s Bogazici University found that three quarters of Turks disapprove of gays and lesbians.

Researchers suggested the country, which is bidding to join the European Union, was becoming more conservative in regards to social and moral attitudes.

The results, obtained from over a thousand respondents, were reported by Reuters news agency, other revelations included a disposition for women exposing arms, legs or other parts of their body, and men wearing earrings.

The European Parliament recently passed a resolution vowing to tackle homophobia in Europe.

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