26/05/2009 | Writer: KAOS GL

May 26, 2009

Below is the Press Statement by LGBTT Rights Platform of Turkey regarding a Transgender Murder in Ankara on May 22, 2009.

Dear All,

As you were informed before, one of our trans friends Cagla, was stabbed to death on 22 May 2009 in her house, in Ankara. Discrimination and hate crimes against LGBT individuals are commonplace in Turkey and unless necessary de facto and legal measures are taken, human rights violations against LGBTs will not stop.

The murder of Cagla was the proof of this fact. We will not stop our struggle and will put pressure on state officials to make them stop homophobic and transphobic attitudes in their policies.

Our human rights call after the last transphobic hate murders, especially after Cagla
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