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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in TURKEY...
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Mehmet (user currently living in TURKEY) posted for gay intersex straight readers on 28/03/2014
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Kendimi bildim bileli erkek erkeğe ilişki eğilimi hazzı vardı. Gerek erginlik dönemimde gerekse yetişkin evremde cinsel tercihime yönelik eğilimim değişmedı. Hiç istemediğim bir ülkede yaşıyorum yasağın cehennem tarafında ezilen bir toplumla iç içeyim. Zaman zaman dışlandım zaman hor görüldüm zaman zaman da dövüldüm. Tek nedenleri ise GAY olmamdı. İleriyi görmeye devam edip bu mücadeleden vazgeçmeyecegim. Gerek ailem gerek çevrem olsun onları terk etmeye hazır olmuş durumdayım. İlahi nedenlerin etkisinde olan toplumum ne yazıkki karanlığı aşamamaktadır. Tamamen yasak tamamen hukuksuz bir devlette yaşıyorum. Aydın, çağdaş, ileri ve açık görüşlü toplumlarda yaşamayı çok isterdim. +90539 394 54 40
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Duygu (user currently living in TURKEY) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 22/01/2013
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Hello Everyone,

I am a hotel owner in Turkish Mediterranean Coast Kas, a dreamlike seaside village which Lycians rules for centuries...I realized that 100% of voters here said -They felt unconfortable at their hotel while they were in Turkey. I dont know how much this would change but my hotel www.saylamsuites.com is a Gay Friendly hotel and this might be a start to heal Turkeys picture.

Hope to welcome you one day.
Kind Regards,
Duygu Saylam
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My name is Cevat SOGUT, but I am better known to LGBT People in Turkey as Nikopol "Founder of Turk Gay Club"
I was fired from my job at a bank's cultural center being as a gay
and an gay activist at 2009
i hadn't worked for more then 15 months.
it's too difficult to be a gay "lgbt" in a islamic country.
there is some changes but
life is not getting better then yesterday in Turkey.
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