Talk:LGBT rights in Turkey

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Politics in relation to LGBT rights in Turkey[edit]

I would suggest adding more about the Halkların Demokratik Partisi, more commonly known as the HDP. The party just gained entry into parliament and is quite progressive on LGBT rights, including quotas to an extent. This could be a good, modern example in contrast to the AKP, which most recently disallowed the pride parade in Istanbul in June of 2015. With the CHP differing by region, but often being moderately progressive on LGBT rights, I believe a section on the topic would be interesting and informative. DCirillo14 (talk) 18:51, 3 September 2015 (UTC)DCirillo14

Photographic proof?[edit]

Homosexuals in the military are asked to provide photographic proof? This seems to crazy, I looked for more information to add to the article but couldn't. Could anyone clarify on how this [disgusting] process works? I think the sentence is a bit confusing and thought-provoking. --Dan LeveilleTALK 08:32, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Actually it's not always necessary, but sometimes they ask for it, and plus you have to be "bottom" in the action when photo is taken. Weird really. I really wonder if they keep those photos, it might be the oldest archive of gay porn in the world! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.110.191.77 (talk) 17:14, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Prohibition of men kissing each other in public in Adana[edit]

"For example, it was once reported that in Adana males were prohibited from kissing in public, on the cheek. However, there has been no evidence of enforcement of this regulation. Men kissing as a form of greeting is common in Turkey."

Adana males were not prohibited from kissing in public. This was a campaign launched by the mayor Aytaç Durak for men not to kiss each other when greeting. Since it was a campaign, it was only encouragement, so there was never enforcement. Plus, this has not much to do with LGBT community and therefore it is not really necessary to be part of this article. In many European countries where LGBT right recognized in full, men do not kiss each other when greeting.Seyhan668 (talk) 15:25, 12 February 2012 (UTC)