Compare LGBT Rights in Turkey

Equality Index ?
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
43 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
34 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
13% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
35% Strongly/somewhat agree
51% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
42% Support marriage or legal recognition
30% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
34% Strongly/somewhat agree
50% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
16% Not much/not at all
65% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
59% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
53% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
48% Strongly/somewhat agree
34% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
48% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
46% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
3% Justifiable
78% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
21% Did not mention homosexuals
76% Mentioned homosexuals
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
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
17% Agree
54% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
25% Yes
57% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
2% Justifiable
89% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
15% Did not mention homosexuals
85% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
9% Yes
78% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
11% Good place
68% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
1% Justifiable
85% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
12% Did not mention homosexuals
88% Mentioned homosexuals
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
10% Did not mention homosexuals
90% Mentioned homosexuals
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
10% Did not mention homosexuals
90% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
2% Justifiable
88% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
8% Did not mention homosexuals
92% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1858
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforced
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2016
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1858
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1980
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1858
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