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TURKEY

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Adoption: No

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Are you religious? If so do you have a religious community in TURKEY? How have they reacted to your sexual orientation or gender orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I am not out at my religious community

I am not out at my religious community (50%) I am out, and the community tries to change me against my will (20%) I am out, and the community condemns me (20%) I am out, and I have no problems in my religious community (10%) I do not have a religious community, but I want one (0 %)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in TURKEY...
(user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay lesbian readers in response to this story on 28/11/2010
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i also have a turkish girlfriend,,many many times we came across similar logic. Turkish people act as though homosexuality does not exist. Unfortunately it is safer to hide everything. I dont know if I could live there, I feel if we get found out, something bad may happen.
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(user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay lesbian readers in response to this story on 28/11/2010
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i also have a turkish girlfriend,,many many times we came across similar logic. Turkish people act as though homosexuality does not exist. Unfortunately it is safer to hide everything. I dont know if I could live there, I feel if we get found out, something bad may happen.
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