Turkey violated the right to privacy of a trans man when national authorities refused access to gender reassignment surgery.
At the end of August 2014, ILGA-Europe organised a training on security issues in Istanbul for 12 LGBTI activists from Eastern Europe.
Harassment of Transgender Individuals Must End: joint statement.
On 12 October 2011, the European Commission issued its annual Enlargement Strategy and Progress Reports on EU accession and pre-accession countries.
On 15 September the deputy governor of Ankara said that official registration of an LGBT organisation in existence since 1994 is against the laws and morality rules and therefore it should be closed down.
On 17 December 2004, leaders of the European Union agreed to start membership negotiations with Turkey in 2005.