European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Joint Statement: recent attacks on LGBTI people in Turkey

Joint statement by IGLYO, ILGA-Europe, ICRSE, SWAN & TGEU

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IGLYO, ILGA-Europe, ICRSE, SWAN & TGEU have written to the Turkish government to express their grave concern about the lack of a political response over recent attacks, discriminatory treatment and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Turkey.

In particular, the groups denounce the ill-treatment Kemal Ördek, co-founder of the Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association (Kırmızı Şemsiye) and previous TGEU co-chair, suffered at the Esat Police Station (ANKARA) on Sunday, July 5, 2015. 

The full statement is available to download here