Turkey LGBT: Police use force to break up Gay Pride rally in Istanbul


Police in Turkey have fired tear gas at demonstrators at a Gay Pride rally in Turkey.

Gay Pride marches have been banned in the Turkish city of Istanbul since 2015. This year, local authorities said they had banned the parade due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party is rooted in conservative Islam.



BBC News

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