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Stricter Laws Demanded to Protect Turkish LGBT Community

Muhammed Wisam Sankari, a Syrian gay refugee, was found raped and beheaded in Istanbul last month. In Mersin, some people attacked a transgender woman known as "Melisa," chanting "God is great" and beat her up. No one was arrested. Hande Kader, a transgender woman and LGBT rights activist, was kidnapped, raped and burned to death in Istanbul in August.  These attacks and similar incidents in recent years have led to calls for the Turkish government to do more to...

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