Compare LGBT Rights in Turkey

Equality Index ?
37 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
43% Support
25% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
39% Agree
44% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
21% Did not mention homosexuals
76% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
5% Justifiable
78% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
17% Agree
54% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
25% Yes
57% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
9% Yes
78% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
11% Good place
68% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1858
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
Since 1923
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforced
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1858
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1858
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1980
Conversion therapyN/A
Since 2017
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1858
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