A leading Turkish homosexual rights lobby group vowed on Friday to fight a court ruling that ordered its closure after prosecutors accused it of breaching morality and family norms.
Acting on an application by the Istanbul Governors office, the prosecutor said that LambdaIstanbul violated a constitutional provision on the protection of the family and an article banning bodies "with objectives that violate law and morality".
LambdaIstanbul said the ruling, announced by an
"This is a mistake and we hope that the
He pointed at a 2005 decision by an
LambdaIstanbul was founded in 1993 and officially registered itself as an association in 2006.
Same-sex relationships have never been criminalized in
Turkish homosexuals have become increasingly outspoken in recent years, expanding their networks and organizing public events to raise their profile.