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Top Turkish Official Attacks Students as ”LGBT Freaks” over Rainbow Flag Artwork

HeadlineFeb 02, 2021

In Turkey, massive student protests continued in Istanbul Monday following the arrest of four university students over artwork that depicted the LGBTQ rainbow flag alongside the image of a sacred Islamic site. Over 150 protesters were arrested. Mobilizations have been ongoing for over a month after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed one of his allies to head a major University in Istanbul. The Turkish interior minister referred to the four arrested students as ”LGBT freaks,” while Erdogan accused the LGBTQ movement of “vandalism.”

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