24/03/2023 | Writer: Selma Koçak

“If the Newroz area isn’t safe for LGBTI+s, it is not safe for anyone. This security flaw overshadowed the resistance and solidarity spirit of the Newroz.”

“Amed Newroz Festival area wasn’t safe for LGBTI+s in 2023, either!” Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

Photograph: Gazete Duvar

Keskesor LGBTI+, Cultural Research Center for Peace and Diyarbakır Bar Association LGBTI+ Commission made a joint statement regarding the attack targeting LGBTI+s, who desired to attend Newroz Festival with their rainbow flags, by a group of men.

It is underlined that there was a security flaw in the area and the organizational committee of Newroz had did nothing to prevent the attackers, although LGBTI+ organizations had expressed themselves, told the level of violence experienced in the previous years and demanded necessary measures to be taken, within the scope of the joint statement.


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