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Turkey Bans LGBT Parades, Citing Security Concerns

Authorities in Istanbul have banned gay, lesbian and transgender people from holding pride marches this month, citing security concerns for citizens and participants. Turkish Islamist and nationalist groups had threatened to stop such parades from taking place, claiming that they would not allow "degenerates" to hold the events on Turkish soil. The organizers of the parade, the Pride Week Commission, said the ban was illegal and vowed to seek relief in court. The LGBT...

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