AKP regime bans LGBTI+-friendly advertisement
Due to alleged negative effects on the "spiritual, moral, psychological and social development of children and young people", the Turkish Ministry of Trade banned an LGBTI+-friendly commercial by an international textile company.
Due to the patriarchal and heteronormative attitude of the AKP/MHP regime, any form of identity beyond their worldview is attacked. This particularly affects LGBTI+ people. This year, too, there have been attacks by Turkish fascists with and without uniforms during the Pride marches.
The Ministry of Commerce has once again revealed the homophobic nature of the regime. An advertisement of an internationally operating textile company under the motto "My Chosen Family" was banned because it allegedly has a negative impact on the spiritual, moral, psychological and social development of children and young people. The spot deals with different ways of living together. The Ministry of Commerce said spots that shared LGBTI+ content should have an +18 warning. The AKP Ministry accused the makers of such spots of aiming to "disturb or change cultural, moral and social behaviour".