“Why homosexual men are not allowed to be conscripted into the Turkish army.” Emre Azizlerli lifts the lid on the only country within the Nato military alliance to discriminate against homosexuals in this way.

“There’s a Turkish saying that every man is born a soldier; and in Turkey every man is conscripted for military service of up to 15 months. There is no alternative to this; Turkey does not recognise the concept of conscientious objection”

News Article: Proving you’re gay to the Turkish Army By Emre Azizlerli
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▶ Audio: BBC World Service – The Documentary, The Pink Certificate.
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