Compare LGBT Rights in Cyprus & Turkey

Equality Index ?
59 / 100
37 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
43% Support
25% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
39% Agree
44% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
58% Did not mention homosexuals
39% Mentioned homosexuals
21% Did not mention homosexuals
76% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
17% Justifiable
46% Not justifiable
5% Justifiable
78% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
14% Agree
45% Disagree
17% Agree
54% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
25% Yes
57% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
29% Rare
67% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
32% Rare
54% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
40% Agree
55% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
42% Yes
39% No
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
9% Yes
78% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
34% Good place
50% Not a good place
11% Good place
68% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 1858
Same-sex marriageCivil unions
Since 2015
Unrecognized
Since 1923
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2013
No protections
Since 1858
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Since 1858
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2004
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1980
Conversion therapyNot bannedN/A
Since 2017
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 1858
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