24/05/2006 | Writer: KAOS GL

The governor of Bursa has asked the courts to order the closure of a newly formed gay rights group in the city of Bursa.

On March 3, 2006 Rainbow Solidarity and Cultural Association for Transgenders, Gays and Lesbians was established in the city of Bursa, becoming the second legally registered LGBT organization in Turkey. The Ministry took the application and forwarded it to the related branch which functions under the Mayor of Bursa.

However on May 24, 2006, Cafer Odabas, the deputy governor of Bursa, came out with a statement referring to the Articles 56 and 60 of the Turkish Civil Code prohibiting establishment of an organization
Tags: human rights