04/10/2004 | Writer: KAOS GL

The Turkish Grand National Assembly approved the Turkish Penal Code draft on September 26, 2004 Sunday, and made it into a law. Although there are important changes made in the Penal Code, there is no reference about discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The new law, which amends Turkey's 78-year-old penal code, is the last legal reform to align Turkish legislation with basic European Union political norms. The new penal code expands freedom of expression, grants greater individual freedoms and increases penalties for rights abusers and torturers.

However there is no gain for the Turkish LGBT community. The article on discrimination doesn
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