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Gay Iranians Find Sanctuary in Turkey

Gay Iranians Find Sanctuary in Turkey


Faced with oppressive homophobia and the possibility of execution for their sexuality, a small number of Iranian gays are escaping to Turkey, where they begin a quest for resettlement in other countries, the Associated Press reports in a recent feature.

According to the article, 92 Iranian gays and lesbians currently have refugee status in Turkey, which does not require Iranian citizens to obtain a visa in order to enter the country.

Those who travel across the border are often placed by Turkish government officials in the central Turkish city of Kayseri and nearby towns.

Read the full article here.

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