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Turkey: Criminal Case for Opposing Homophobic Speech

Expand Hundreds of people gathered for the campus Pride March at Middle East Technical University on May 11, 2018 defying the Ankara governor’s ban on all LBGTI public events.  © 2018 Yıldız Tar, Kaos GL   (Istanbul) – The Ankara Prosecutor’s office in Turkey has opened a criminal investigation into the Ankara Bar Association after it filed a complaint against the head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate for a homophobic speech, Human Rights Watch said today.   The case revolves around a Friday sermon about the Covid-19 pandemic on April 24, 2020 by Ali Erbaş, an imam who heads Turkey’s…

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