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Father gets life imprisonment for murdering gay son in Turkey

| Monday, February 10, 2014
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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey -- In a landmark Turkish case, a man who murdered his son because he was gay and “shaming” the family, has been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to life in prison.

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Transgender woman killed in Istanbul, fourth trans victim in Turkey this year

| Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A transgender woman who worked as florist has been found dead in her Istanbul apartment, the fourth transgender person to be murdered in the country in the past seven months.

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Landmark Turkish court ruling: Anti-gay language is not freedom of speech

| Monday, July 15, 2013
Kaos GLIn this 2012 photo, LGBT rights advocates protest against anti-gay hate language used by a Turkish religious newspaper.
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Setting an important legal precedent, Istanbul’s Criminal Court on Monday issued a landmark ruling against a religious Turkish newspaper for its use of anti-gay language, saying it illegally offended LGBT people.

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Murdered transgender woman latest victim of anti-LGBT violence in Turkey

| Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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AYDIN, Turkey -- Police in Aydin, Turkey are investigating the murder of a 24-year-old transgender woman who was stabbed to death at her home on Tuesday.

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Turkey rejects call to censor media coverage of gay pride as ‘pornographic’

| Sunday, July 7, 2013
According to leading Turkish charities, such images of Istanbul pride are pornographic, harm children and attack public morality.
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey’s media regulator has rejected a demand by influential Turkish charities to censor coverage of LGBT events in the country’s media.

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Dutch lesbian couple raising Turkish foster son go into hiding

| Friday, March 15, 2013
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AMSTERDAM — A Dutch lesbian couple have gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy's biological parents said on television in Turkey that they object to the pair taking care of their child.

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Turkish Court says gay sex is ‘natural’ in ruling against pornography vendor

| Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Turkey
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A Turkish Court ruled Monday that that gay sex is "natural," contradicting a ruling by the country's Supreme Court of Appeals in a similar case last year.

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Groundbreaking: Turkish parents of gay children make video (Video)

| Friday, January 13, 2012
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More positive change in Turkey with the news this week that the High Court of Appeals has ordered a newspaper to pay compensation for calling gay people “perverts” in a headline it printed in 2008.

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Turkey’s high court indicts newspaper for insulting LGBT people

| Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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Turkey’s High Court of Appeals has ordered the Turkish daily paper Yeni Akit to pay compensation for insulting LGBT people in a headline it printed in 2008, according to a report published by Hürriyet.

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