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.