LGBTI News Turkey Week in Review: March 24-30, 2014

IGLHRC believes that a vital part of our mission is supporting the work of activist organizations and allies by disseminating important information on human rights issues affecting LGBT communities worldwide. To this end we are posting this weekly roundup from LGBTI News Turkey. LGBTI News Turkey is a group of volunteer-translators dedicated to providing English translations and sources on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) issues in Turkey for journalists, activists, scholars and the general public.

March 27, 2014. "Yeni Akit's Homophobic Hate Goes Without Punishment"

Kaos GL Association’s suit against fundamentalist Turkish daily newspaper Yeni Akit for their articles containing hate speech against LGBTI people concluded with a decision of acquittal on the basis of “freedom of expression.” Yeni Akit’s lawyer and general manager continued their homophobic attitude in court. The decision will be appealed.