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Government threatens to close Turkish gay group

By |2018-01-16T09:31:54-05:00November 5th, 2009|News|

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.

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