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At 41st Village Chiefs Meeting, Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, “CHP (Republican People’s Party) imposes a gay quota for the election to be made at District Municipality Neighborhood Committees. May Allah lead them to the right path”.
“A party bearing the ‘main opposition party’ title has become so distant from our nation that now the CHP imposes a gay quota in the ratio of one fifth for the election to be made at District Municipality Neighborhood Committees.
“When a party loses its restrain, it is driven away like this”.
Erdoğan targets Nilüfer Municipality, which is the first municipality that established Equality Index in Turkey
Nilüfer Municipality is the first municipality that established Equality Index in Turkey. The municipality had started to implement 50% women quota years ago.
Embracing “social municipality” model showing regard to women, disabled people and disadvantaged groups, Bursa Nilüfer Mayor Mustafa Bozbey signed LGBTI Friendly Municipality Protocol.
Later on, Nilüfer City Council embraced the quota implementation for women, young people, LGBTIs and disabled people.
Criticizing the positive discrimination by municipality’s neighborhood-wise committees towards LGBTI candidates, Şehir Bursa newspaper claimed that “the villagers are furious at the LGBTI quota” and targeted the municipality. (ÇT/TK)
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