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The LGBTI organizations Kaos GL and Pembe Hayat in Ankara have separately filed lawsuits against Ankara Governorship banning all LGBTI events indefinitely for the decision to be revoked and the execution to be suspended.
The organizations demand that the ban imposed on pretexts such as “social sensitivity and sensibilities”, “inciting people to enmity and hatred”, “protection of public health and morality” and “protection of others’ rights and freedoms” be revoked.
Besides, the organizations demand stay of execution as the ban decision may lead to irreparable consequences.
Ankara Governorship banned the events to be held by “LGBTI NGOs” indefinitely on the pretext of “public morality” and “social sensitivity and sensibilities” on November 19.
The Governorship banned German LGBTI Film Days on November following some tweets posted with the hashtags #LGBTFilmGünleriİptalEdilsin (#MayLGBTFilmDaysBeCancelled) and #İstiklalimizeKaraLeke (#BlackMarkOnOurFreedom).
The 11th leg of the Gender-Based Journalism Workshop carried out by the International Press Service (IPS) Communication Foundation with the support of Kaos GL, was cancelled as well as it was targeted by the media. The workshop was planned to be held on November 18, in Turkey's southeastern province of Mardin. (ÇT/TK)
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