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Oct 17, 2007 Quickie Link: Turkish Authorities Try to Close Gay Group
By vanrozenheim

(Turkey) - An attempt by the Governor's Office of Istanbul to close down Lambda Istanbul, an LGBT group, has raised questions about human rights in Turkey. A department responsible for non-governmental organisations alleges that the group violates Turkish laws on morality. The Governor had asked in early 2007 that the group be shut down. In July local prosecutors rejected the complaint but the Governor's Office then took the case to a higher court which heard the case in July 2007 and ordered a second hearing which begins tomorrow.

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