The İstanbul Provincial Security Directorate has released a statement about Agence France-Presse (AFP) photojournalist Bülent Kılıç, who was detained by police violence while covering the 19th İstanbul Pride March on June 26.
The Human Rights Association (İHD) has released a written statement about the police attack on the 19th İstanbul Pride March in Taksim on June 26, when several people were detained by torture by the police.
“Last year has passed with oppression, violence and bullying for both LGBTI+s and the whole society. However, we don’t back down from our rights, existence, and freedom,” reads the press statement made at the 19th İstanbul LGBTI+ Pride March.
Turkish police detained at least 46 people on June 26 in Istanbul who gathered in the city’s central İstiklal Avenue for a Pride parade.