Urgent Action Update: Authorities Unlawfully Restrict Pride Marches (Turkey: UA 86.19)

July 16, 2019

Pride events planned in June and July in several Turkish cities were prevented by the authorities following unlawful bans in Izmir, Antalya, Mersin and Istanbul. On 30 June, Istanbul Pride march participants who were demonstrating peacefully were attacked with tear gas and plastic bullets by police.

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We have received updated information regarding this case and require no further action from the Urgent Action Network. Thank you to all those who sent appeals. For more information about this case, please see the Word/PDF attachments below or email [email protected].

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