University bans LGBT march under post-coup emergency rules in Turkey

Turkey’s İstanbul Technical University (İTÜ) has banned LGBT march, scheduled to be held by a number of student clubs, due to post-coup emergency rules in the country.

A statement by the organizing student clubs has revealed that the Office of İTÜ Rector had stated that “all kinds of collective demonstrations are banned under emergency rules.” The last year’s march had also been banned over the alleged security threats.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016 that killed over 240 people. Immediately after the putsch, the Turkish government announced a state of emergency that is still in power. ( May 9, 2017

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