The governor of Ankara has asked the courts to order the closure of a newly formed gay rights group, a move that could anger the European Union, which has demanded Turkey guarantee freedom of expression.
The Ankara Governor's Office said the Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association, established on July 15, broke morality laws.
"The Turkish Civil Code states that associations against law and morality cannot be established. This association's name and purposes were found to be against this," said the governor's letter sent to public prosecutors and the group.
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