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Top Turkish court upholds life sentence for former youth leader at head of ‘one-man organization’

Top Turkish court upholds life sentence for former youth leader at head of ‘one-man organization’

The Supreme Court of Appeals has again approved a life sentence for Sarp Kuray, a former politician who has been tried for 21 years for founding an illegal organization

Comment(s) 7/2/2014

Turkey’s transgender queen says concept of heterosexuality is over

Turkey’s transgender queen says concept of heterosexuality is over

'The feelings that you experience are not a disease,' Yankı Bayramoğlu says

Comment(s) 6/29/2014

Only two remain arrested in KCK case after 30 more releases

Only two remain arrested in KCK case after 30 more releases

A Diyarbakır court has released 30 of the 32 arrested suspects in the main case against the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the urban wing of the PKK

Comment(s) 7/1/2014

Turkish court releases two Kurdish politicians

Turkish court releases two Kurdish politicians

A Turkish court in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has released two Kurdish politicians, including Hatip Dicle, in the ongoing KCK case

Comment(s) 6/28/2014

‘Where are you, babe?’ Thousands attend Gay Parade in Istanbul

‘Where are you, babe?’ Thousands attend Gay Parade in Istanbul

As in every year, the event was marked by colorful chants and slogans that defied the political order

Comment(s) 6/29/2014

CNN International reporter leaves Turkey with Erdoğan fanfare

CNN International reporter leaves Turkey with Erdoğan fanfare

Colleagues presented Ivan Watson some tongue-in-cheek gifts at his farewell to Istanbul party, including an Erdoğan scarf and a 'lackey' jersey

Comment(s) 6/28/2014

Alevis angry at discriminatory university text book

Alevis angry at discriminatory university text book

Alevis in Turkey have reacted angrily toward a university text book, which includes humiliating and discriminative expressions about their customs and beliefs

Comment(s) 6/30/2014

Iranian LGBTs hold panel in Istanbul as a part of pride week

Iranian LGBTs hold panel in Istanbul as a part of pride week

A panel organized by Iranian LBGTs was held on June 26 as a part of the annual Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week, bringing the problems of gays, lesbians, trans and intersex people to the table.

Comment(s) 6/27/2014

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