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Sep 05, 2007 Quickie Link: Rainbow Association Accused of Crimes Against Morality
By vanrozenheim

(Turkey) - Eighteen members of the "Rainbow Association," an association for transvestites, transsexuals, gays, and lesbians in Bursa were taken into custody on Saturday on charges of 'forming a gang to commit crimes, being an associate with a gang, and inciting prostitution.' The Bursa public prosecutor's office is continuing its investigation of the group. The police have been conflicting with the Bursa association for a while, said an activist who has been collaborating with the Rainbow Association in anti-war campaigns on the condition of confidentiality. He added that there have always been speculations about the kind of work the association's president Öykü Erven did, but that they have never heard of members staying in the homes rented by the association being pressured to prostitute.

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