03/07/2004 | Writer: KAOS GL

ILGA Europe is asking the Presidency of Netherlands to ensure changes in the Turkish Penal Code in order to amend articles that discriminate against LGBT people

The Netherlands took over the EU Presidency from Ireland starting from July 1, 2004. Dutch Presidency stated that one of the most important priorities in this time period would be the candidacy of Turkey.

International Lesbian and Gay Association of Europe (ILGA-Europe) welcomed the new president but called for issues surrounding human rights and acceptance of LGBT people in the accession countries including Turkey. One of the issues ILGA asked the Presidency of Netherlands is to ensure the changes in the Turkish Penal Code in order to amend articles that discriminate against LGBT people.

Below is the part referring to Turkey in the Memorandum to the Dutch Presidency of the European Union on July 1, 2004. To see the full report, please see ILGA
Tags: human rights
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