17/06/2016 | Writer: Kaos GL

‘The organization of a meeting and demonstration march on the mentioned dates will not be allowed by our governorate for the safety of our citizens, first and foremost the participants’, and for public order.’

Istanbul Governor bans Trans and LGBTI+ Pride Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

Istanbul Governor’s Office: “The organization of a meeting and demonstration march on the mentioned dates will not be allowed by our governorate for the safety of our citizens, first and foremost the participants’, and for public order.”

Istanbul Governor’s Office made a press statement banning 19th June Trans Pride March and 26th June LGBTI+ Pride March:

“It has been understood that there are calls being made on some media organs, websites, and social media that LGBT members are organizing a march on 19-26 June 2016 in Taksim.

“The organization of a meeting and demonstration march on the mentioned dates will not be allowed by our governorate for the safety of our citizens, first and foremost the participants’, and for public order. The venues for such events have previously been announced by law. We ask our valuable Istanbul residents to not heed such calls and to help the Security Forces by following their warnings and announce it to the public with respect.”

Translation: LGBTI News Turkey


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