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New EU accession reports: LGBTI rights in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Earlier this month, the European Commission’s published its annual progress reports on accession states’ progress towards EU Membership. The reports include important and extensive information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in those 7 countries. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 23rd, 2016
Turkey

MEPs condemn crackdown on Istanbul Pride

Despite successful pride marches for at least 13 years until 2014, Sunday’s (26 June) Pride in Istanbul was met with police violence and detentions. The Co- and Vice-presidents of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights have written to the … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on June 29th, 2016
Turkey

MEPs condemn violence and bans Pride marches Istanbul

On Friday, the Governorship of Istanbul banned the Istanbul Trans Pride March for June 19th and Istanbul LGBTI Pride March, planned to take place on June 26th, quoting security concerns. The bans come at a time of increased crackdown on … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 22nd, 2016
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Parliament calls on Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania to respect LGBTI rights

In the last of its annual progress reports on accession countries, the European Parliament evaluated the situation in Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania, including the situation of LGBTI people. Earlier this year, the Parliament already evaluated progress in Kosovo, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 19th, 2016
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New EU accession reports: LGBTI rights in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Tuesday, the European Commission’s published its annual progress reports on accession states’ progress towards EU Membership. The reports include important and extensive information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in those 7 countries. The European … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 12th, 2015
Turkey

MEPs condemn ban and police violence at Istanbul Pride

In a last-minute move, the governor of Istanbul banned Sunday’s Pride Parade, using the month of Ramadan as a justification. In previous years, Prides were also held during Ramadan, without obstruction by the state and tens of thousands people participating. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 30th, 2015
Turkey

European Parliament calls on Turkey to improve situation LGBTI people

In the last of its annual progress reports on accession countries, the European Parliament evaluated the situation in Turkey, including the situation of LGBTI people. The resolution also takes stock of last Sunday’s parliamentary elections, which are welcomed by the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 11th, 2015
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Plenary summary: Progress report Turkey; UN Human Rights Council

The Strasbourg week is over, so it is time for a plenary update. Apart from passing the data protection package, which includes important privacy measures for LGBT people, and a resolution calling for measures against Nigeria and Uganda, Parliament adopted the progress report on Turkey and voted the EU priorities for the UN Human Rights Council.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on March 14th, 2014
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New EU accession reports: LGBT rights in the Western Balkans and Turkey

The European Commission’s annual reports on accession countries were published yesterday, and include important and extensive information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in those 8 countries. More so than previous years, the Commission reported extensively on problems of discrimination and violence against LGBTI people throughout all accession reports.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 17th, 2013
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Turkey’s Democracy Reform Package fails LGBT citizens

Last month, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan presented a ‘Democracy reform package’. Unfortunately, the package leaves out measures that would protect LGBT people from violence and discrimination.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 14th, 2013