Compare LGBT Rights in Cyprus & Turkey

Equality Index ?
60 / 100
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
80 / 100
43 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
40 / 100
34 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1998
Since 1858
Same-sex marriageCivil unions (marriage rights)
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2022
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2017
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1999
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2013
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2016
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
Sexual orientation only
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Since 1858
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2004
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2022
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1980
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Since 1858
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