ERA – LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey, in close partnership with its member organisation Legebitra from Slovenia, is submitting this report under the paragraph 89 of the 2030 Agenda, which focuses on the analysis of the position of LGBTI persons in the country in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) No. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 16 and 17, as well as the situation on COVID-19 crisis.
Republic of Turkey joined Council of Europe on 9 August 1949 and is one of the oldest members. The Council of Europe has a well-established large-scale country-specific co-operation in Turkey mainly in the field of rule of law and fundamental freedoms. However, the country has been facing some major challenges in the past years, especially in the field of human rights and freedoms, including the overall protection of the rights of LGBTI persons.
This research report is a summary of the living conditions of LGBTI people based on qualitative and quantitative data collected by Alliance against Discrimination LGBT. An online survey was conducted with members of the LGBTI community. The report provides information on discrimination, hate crimes, access to health services, experiences with emploument and housing and perceptions of well-being.
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