24/03/2006 | Writer: KAOS GL

March 23, 2006

A crisis regarding a gay bar emerged in Alanya resort town of southern Antalya city.

Kemal Kacmaz, branch chairman of Justice & Development Party (AKP) in Alanya reacted to a gay couple's (from the Netherlands) demand on opening of a gay bar in the resort, saying that gay bar should not be opened, because it causes the image of the town to be spoiled.

Justice & Development Party (AKP) won a landslide victory in the 2002 general elections, despite capturing barely a third of the popular vote, and its leader, former Istanbul mayor Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is currently the Prime Minister of Turkey.

Orginal Link: http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=114633

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