Entry #212: Homosexual activity in Turkey

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IssueHomosexual activity
Start DateAug 9, 1858
End Date(none)
DescriptionThe Ottoman Empire, the predecessor of Turkey, decriminalized sodomy in 1858.
Sourceshttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2011/oct/07/ottoman-empire-secular-history-sharia http://www.bbc.com/news/world-25927595
Reports (3)
  • Status is not correct "Ottomans didnt decriminalize homosexuality,they adopted a set of french laws which didnt have a punishment for homosexuality,but older laws regarding it were in place"
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Newer law has been passed "It was wrong. It is haram according to Sheria law"

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edited by Buzdolabimotoru

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Start Date1858Aug 9, 1858

edited by danlev

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DescriptionThe Ottoman Empire, the predecessor of Turkey, decriminalized sodomy in 1858.
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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2011/oct/07/ottoman-empire-secular-history-sharia http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2011/oct/07/ottoman-empire-secular-history-sharia http://www.bbc.com/news/world-25927595
Reports (5)
  • Newer law has been passed "The president Erdo?an recently said “people part of the LGBTQ community aren’t citizens” (not legally but he fully doesn’t accept) also calling them “terrorists”"
  • Status is not correct "it’s definitely illegal"
  • Status is not correct "Ottoman Empire just didn't mention the related article in that year, so it's unrecognized not legal."
  • Status is not correct "This information is correct, however the above opinion polls are old and thus don’t reflect accurate information. Pro-LGBTQ movements have been increasingly gaining support in Turkey, and so has public opinions concerning LGBTQI+ rights."
  • Status is not correct "Homosexuality is illegal since Ottoman Empire. "

created by bradcoffey106

Original entry
Start Date1858
End Date(none)
Reports (1)
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