by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
The Black Pink Triangle Association in Izmir, Turkey, has become the latest Turkish GLBT organization to face a closure threat from the government.
The Izmir governor’s office filed suit against the group, calling it illegal, immoral and anti-family. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2010.
The association plans to fight back.
“The prosecutor’s demand for closure of our association is clearly a violation of civil rights,” the group said in a statement. “Establishing an organization is a constitutional right and they want to take that right from us.”
Previous governmental attempts to abolish GLBT organizations in Ankara and Istanbul failed after lengthy court proceedings.