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Two Turkish army personnel sentenced to life in prison for torture

Two Turkish army personnel sentenced to life in prison for torture

Two former military personnel have been sentenced to life in prison for torturing to death Uğur Kantar, a Turkish solider who died after being tortured in a disciplinary room while he was doing his military service in the northern Cyprus in 2011.

Comment(s)7/9/2015

BLOG: ‘I love people, regardless of gender’

BLOG: ‘I love people, regardless of gender’

The summer had just begun. It was the weekend before the U.S. Supreme Court voted in favor of gay marriages

Comment(s)6/30/2015

Posters threatening gays with death appear in Turkish capital

Posters threatening gays with death appear in Turkish capital

A Turkish Islamist group has pinned posters to walls and posts in the capital Ankara threatening gays with death

Comment(s)7/7/2015

Istanbul governor defends crackdown on gay pride march

Istanbul governor defends crackdown on gay pride march

The Istanbul Governor’s Office has defended its ban on the LGBTI pride march in Istanbul, amid reactions from the international community against the brutal police crackdown on marchers June 28

Comment(s)6/29/2015

Alevi inmate granted meeting with religious official in Ankara

Alevi inmate granted meeting with religious official in Ankara

An inmate of the Alevi faith, a secular version of Islam, was permitted to meet with an Alevi religious leader, known as an Alevi Dede, in prison thanks to a ruling which allowed imams to preach in prisons.

Comment(s)7/5/2015

Lady Gaga slams 'inhumane' police crackdown on LGBTI pride march in Istanbul

Lady Gaga slams 'inhumane' police crackdown on LGBTI pride march in Istanbul

American pop diva Lady Gaga has slammed the police clampdown on the LGBTI pride parade in Istanbul through her Twitter account

Comment(s)6/29/2015

Turkish court decides to continue detainment for imprisoned suspect of 21 years

Turkish court decides to continue detainment for imprisoned suspect of 21 years

An Istanbul court has ruled for the continuation of a 21-year-long detainment of a 42-year-old man, who has been standing trial for an anti-terror case since 1994.

Comment(s)7/3/2015

49 photos of joy and fear at Gay Pride march in Istanbul

49 photos of joy and fear at Gay Pride march in Istanbul

The 13th Istanbul LGBTI Pride March witnessed scenes of joy and fear as police cracked down on participants with tear gas and water cannon. Here are the photos

Comment(s)6/29/2015

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