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'Not an illness nor a crime': Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Turkey demand equality

'Not an illness nor a crime': Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Turkey demand equality

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Published by: LGBT Asylum News on Jun 22, 2011
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‘Not aNillNess Nora crime’
LEsbIan, gay, bIsExUaLand tRansgEndERpEopLE In tURkEydEmand EqUaLIty
 
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F h n 2011 an innn lp bnnn H1 en slnn Wc1x 0dWun kn© an innn 2011in: eur 44/001/2011 enhon n: enhpn  an innn,innn s, un kna h v. th n  h,     n h wh f f v,nn n hn ,  n f .th h h  h  h   wh h f  n . F n nn h n,  f  n h n, f nn  n,  wn n  n f h h, n  f   .t  n,  f n h n, n h@n.
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CONTENTS
Introduction.................................................................................................................5
 
Methodology.............................................................................................................7
 
Failure to prevent discrimination: Government indifference and lack of legal protections......8
 
Government hostility..................................................................................................8
 
LGBT rights reforms denied........................................................................................9
 
Discriminatory application and interpretation of the law...............................................10
 
Discrimination in practice............................................................................................12
 
Police violence........................................................................................................12
 
Arbitrary application of fines.....................................................................................14
 
Abuse of gay men in the military...............................................................................17
 
Threats, abuse and isolation..................................................................................17
 
“Unfit for military service”....................................................................................18
 
Access to housing and work......................................................................................20
 
Access to housing....................................................................................................20
 
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urban regeneration project.......................................................................21
 
Employment............................................................................................................22
 
Barriers to accessing other rights...............................................................................24
 
The right to seek asylum.......................................................................................26
 
Threats to freedom of association..............................................................................26
 
Closure cases.......................................................................................................27
 
Violent crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals..........................30
 
Suspected hate crimes.............................................................................................31
 

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