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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
Illustration during votes

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
Commissioner Štefan Füle

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
Turkey

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
Enlargement countries

European Parliament takes stock of LGBT rights in Western Balkans and Turkey

Last week the European Parliament adopted five of its annual progress reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs addressed recommendations on LGBT rights to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Turkey.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 22nd, 2013
International Women's Day

International Women’s Day: UN Committee / Police violence against trans women in Turkey

On International Women’s Day, Intergroup Co-Presidents Ulrike Lunacek and Michael Cashman recall that violence remains a dire reality for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in Europe and in the world.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 8th, 2013
European Social Charter

Turkey continues to allow and encourage discrimination

The European Committee on Social Rights has released its conclusions on Turkey’s conformity with the European Social Charter, a European treaty on social rights which Turkey ratified in 2007. The Committee points to authorities’ failure to protect lesbian, gay and … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 11th, 2013
Enlargement countries

New EU accession reports: LGBT rights in South-Eastern Europe, Turkey and Iceland

The European Commission’s annual reports on accession countries were published yesterday, and include important information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in those 9 countries. Both positive and negative developments are noted.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 11th, 2012
Enlargement countries

European Parliament adopts 2012 accession reports

On Thursday 29 March the European Parliament adopted its annual enlargement progress reports for Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. All resolutions require more progress in the field of LGBT rights.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 2nd, 2012