Thursday, August 10, 2006

harsh crackdown on turkey's gays:

the following comes from doug ireland.


This past week has seen Turkish gays the target of
multiple attacks, by both the government and an
organized homophobic mob.

Last Friday, the entire press run of Turkey’s only gay
and lesbian magazine, published by the Ankara-based
gay organization Kaos GL (logo right), was confiscated
by police before it could be distributed to bookstores
and kiosks. The 28th issue of the quarterly magazine,
which bears the same name as the association that
sponsors it and has been continuously published since
1994, was seized on a court order sought by the
national government’s prosecutor in Ankara, Turkey’s
capital, under a law for "protection of general

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