LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Mehmet Akin

Senior Communiations Officer 

Phone: +32 2 609 54 16

Mehmet is responsible for ILGA-Europe’s communications for various channels, such as social media, websites, newsletter, and publications. He is also the coordinator of the Rainbow Europe project and editor for the monthly newsletter, Rainbow Digest.


Mehmet joined ILGA-Europe in March 2018 from Istanbul, Turkey where he had worked for human rights organisations as well as for alternative media. Before his role at ILGA-Europe, he was a project assistant at Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, an NGO that provides treatment and rehabilitation to torture survivors. He also worked at SPoD, a national LGBTI organisation, first as international relations coordinator and later as general coordinator between 2014 and 2017.

Prior to his human rights work, he did journalism and editing voluntarily first at Açık Radyo, then Agos Newspaper, and also on

He holds a BA in Communications from Galatasaray University, Istanbul and pursued MA classes in Sociology at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.