US Embassy in Ankara flies LGBT flag
ANKARAThe United States Embassy of Ankara raised a rainbow flag alongside the U.S. flag at its residence on June 24 to show solidarity with the LGBT community.
“During Pride Week I’m proud to fly this flag at our residence in Ankara. It reminds all of us that human rights are universal rights and belong to everyone, no matter who they love,” read the caption of the photo shared by U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass on its Instagram account.
Recently, an LGBT flag was previously unfurled at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul building to commemorate the victims of Orlando shooting, the worst such attack in the country’s history which left 49 dead and scores wounded.
“Bu bayrağı Onur Haftası boyunca Ankara’daki konutumuzda dalgalandırmaktan gurur duyuyorum. Bu bayrak, insan haklarının evrensel haklar olduğunu ve kimi sevdiklerine bakılmaksızın herkesin bu haklara sahip olduğunu hepimize hatırlatıyor.” John Bass, ABD Büyükelçisi // “During Pride Week, I'm proud to fly this flag at our residence in Ankara. It reminds all of us that human rights are universal rights and belong to everyone, no matter who they love.” John Bass, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey #PrideMonth #OnurAyı #PrideWeek #OnurHaftasi #LGBTI #LGBT #LGBTIrights #LGBTIhakları #insanhakları #humanrights #AmbassadorJohnBass #JohnBass #BüyükelçiJohnBass #ABD #Ankara #Turkey #Türkiye