Entry #217: Right to change legal gender in Turkey

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RegionTurkey
IssueRight to change legal gender
Statusambiguous
Start Datepast
End DateMay 10, 2015
DescriptionIt is unclear if transgender Turks are permitted to change their legal gender identity. Trangender women face a lot of societal barriers including transphobic violence leading me to believe that the Turkish government does not permit transgender individua
Sourceshttp://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/EUR44/001/2011/en/aff47406-89e4-43b4-93ed-ebb6fa107637/eur440012011en.pdf
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "Completely incorrect, I don't know the exact date but I know for a fact that if a person applies to the court and have their application approved, they can have gender reassignment surgery and change their legal identity. This has been so even in 2000 and probably before that. Turkish singer B├╝lent Ersoy is a big example of that. The thing about discrimination is true though."
  • Status is not correct


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Revision by vviet93

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