24/06/2009 | Writer: KAOS GL
June 18, 2009
Halil Ibrahim Dincdag has said he will fight to get his job back. A 33-year-old Turkish football referee who was sacked for being gay has said he will take his fight to the European Court of Human Rights.
Speaking on a Turkish football show on Kanalturk on Saturday, Dincag said he would continue to fight the legal battle against his dismissal.
The Turkish Football Federation revoked Dincdag's refereeing license on the grounds that, as homosexuals are declared 'unfit' for compulsory national military service, Dincdag would also be physically unfit to referee sporting events. Unlike other predominantly Muslim countries, being gay in Turkey is not illegal.
Dincdag told AFP:
Tags: human rights