Black Pink Triangle Association in Izmir is the fifth LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) organisation that faces closure by the Turkish government. The first hearing will take place on February 19, 2010. The threat of closure comes in the wake of accusations that the organisation is “against the law and morality.”

"One of the men interviewed in prison told Onal, "It's easy for women's charities and the EU to say 'stop killing' from afar, but people will not stop. If you live in our neighborhoods, you would kill. We have to change our neighborhoods..."
Police have failed to investigate the abuse or punish the perpetrators and an issue of a newspaper that reported the crime has been confiscated.
The state's duty to protect the right to life has been applied in a domestic violence context for the first time in Turkey.
Journalist Ayse Onal's coverage of the Turkish men who murdered their sisters and mothers in "honor" killings finds they often feel betrayed by their families. Many killers also want to guide other men away from such crimes.
Sertaç Sehlikoğlu Karakaş, a Women Living Under Muslim Laws' networker, examines how Turkey's hybrid secular-Muslim identity has affected its commitment to empowering women.
As Turkey cracks down on 'honour killings', women told: 'You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself'.
Turkey's Constitutional Court defended its decision opposing Islamic headscarves at the country's universities.
The body of Ahmet Yildiz, Turkey's first suspected victim of a gay "honour killing," has been removed from the city morgue.
"En faisant adopter l'amendement au Parlement, l'AKP s'était défendu en faisant valoir que l'interdiction du voile, imposée après le putsch militaire de 1980, contrevenait à la liberté de conscience et au droit à l'éducation."
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