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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

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British, U.S. Consul Generals attend Pride in Istanbul

British, U.S. Consul Generals attend Pride in Istanbul

Two major consul generals in Istanbul have taken to Istanbul’s famous Istiklal Street to show their support for the LGBTI community in Istanbul

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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

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Media transparency vital for functioning democracy: Council of Europe

Media transparency vital for functioning democracy: Council of Europe

A report adopted by the Council of Europe (CoE) on June 24 says media transparency should be promoted, stressing the importance of freedom of expression and media pluralism for a functioning democracy

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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

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LGBT inmates tell stories of maltreatment in Turkish prisons

LGBT inmates tell stories of maltreatment in Turkish prisons

A recently published book has revealed tortures and pressures LGBT inmates face in Turkey.

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Turkish police crack down on Gay Pride in Istanbul

Turkish police crack down on Gay Pride in Istanbul

Istanbul police dispersed LGBTI Pride Parade participants with tear gas and water cannon on June 28 before a much-anticipated march even started, as celebrants were ready with rainbow-colored flags and placards to march along Istanbul’s central İstiklal Avenue

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Former HDP lawmaker demands acquittal during retrial in Istanbul

Former HDP lawmaker demands acquittal during retrial in Istanbul

The retrial of a former lawmaker who was convicted of being a member of a terrorist organization in 2012 started on June 24 in Istanbul.

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