Türkiye: 2023 Prides Took Place Amid Discriminatory Restrictions and Abuse of the Rights of Protesters

Turkish authorities routinely discriminate and use violence against LGBTI people. Authorities employ blanket bans and other discriminatory restrictions on peaceful protests, including unnecessary and arbitrary use of force by law enforcement officials in some cases constituting torture and other ill-treatment. High-level public officials use discriminatory speech that entrench harmful gender-based stereotypes and institutional homophobia and transphobia.

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