Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Saturday, 19 February 2005
Turkey and its policies on homosexuality - in an EU context
Turkey has no laws penalising homosexuality - seemingly a good sign. On the other hand, it has no laws protecting homosexuals against discrimination - apparently it did have such a law, but it was quietly dropped in the recent past, something that worries members of the LGBT community there, who hope that the EU will bear this in mind when looking at Turkey's overall human rights record to assess whether its application to join should proceed. I agree that this should not be overlooked.