Turkish police violently arrest and ‘torture’ Istanbul Pride organisers during peaceful protest

Turkish police brutally beat and allegedly “tortured” nearly a dozen LGBTQ+ activists in Istanbul who were simply celebrating the start of Pride Month. On 5 June, members of İstanbul LGBTİ+ Onur Haftası, which organises Istanbul Pride, gathered in the Yeldeğirmeni neighbourhood of the Kadıköy district to read a statement welcoming the start of Pride. But as … Continue reading Turkish police violently arrest and ‘torture’ Istanbul Pride organisers during peaceful protest