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Turkey transgender murder prompts Istanbul protest

Murder of transgender woman shines dark light on rights issues in Turkey

Murder of transgender woman shines dark light on rights issues in Turkey

( Murder of transgender woman shines dark light on rights issues in Turkey )

– The mobilization follows almost a week of silence following the discovery of the 22-years-old Kader in Istanbul, her body burnt and mutilated.The case, just the latest link in a chain of violence against homosexuals and transgender people, has become a cause for human right activists who say Turkey’s police and justice system turn a blind eye to aggression against transgender prostitutes.A large rally is to take place in Tünel, in downtown Istanbul, on the evening of Aug. 21.A video underlining the lack of legal, social and political protection experienced by Turkey’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community was shared more than 2,000 times on social media.
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Hande Kader: Outcry in Turkey over transgender woman’s murder

Hande Kader: Outcry in Turkey over transgender woman's murder

( Hande Kader: Outcry in Turkey over transgender woman’s murder )

– Image copyright Reuters Image caption Istanbul authorities cracked down on attempts by gay activists to stage a parade earlier this yearThe murder of Hande Kader, a transgender woman, has caused an outcry in Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul.Turkey remains conservative on LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) issues, but on Sunday activists will stage a rare protest in Istanbul, writes Rengin Arslan of BBC Turkish.”Hande was one of the nicest people in the world.
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Turkey transgender murder prompts Istanbul protest

Turkey transgender murder prompts Istanbul protest

( Turkey transgender murder prompts Istanbul protest )

– Image copyright EPA Image caption Turkey remains conservative on LGBT and such a protest by activists is rareScores of Turks have taken part in a peaceful protest in central Istanbul calling for justice over the murder of a transgender woman, Hande Kader.They held signs and chanted slogans for Kader, 23, an LGBT activist, whose burned body was discovered in a forest after she went missing.According to one report, opposition MPs were among those who attended the rare protest by LGBT activists.
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