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Turkey: Reverse Istanbul Pride and Trans Pride Ban (UA 143/16)
On 17 June the Governorship of Istanbul announced that the Trans Pride and the Istanbul Pride marches, planned for 19 and 26 June respectively, were banned for security reasons. The authorities are denying LGBTI people and their allies their right to peaceful assembly.
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