Boğaziçi rector suspends activities of student film club over LGBTI+ movies

The rector previously canceled the screening of three LGBTI+ themed movies at an open-air film screening event.

Screening of LGBTI+ themed films in an open-air film screening event organized by the Boğaziçi University Cinema Club was canceled by the school administration without a reason, Bianet reported.

The club wanted to screen the films yesterday (August 3) but was once again prevented by the appointed rector, Naci İnci.

According to the report, the rector suspended the club's activities for a month for violating event organization rules and dismissed its board members.

Releasing a statement about the issue, the club said, "We declare to the public that we are against this unlawful decision and the censorship and pressure."

The club announced this year's open-air film screening programme on July 12. The rector's office on July 22 canceled the screening of three LGBTI+ themed movies — "My Child," "Laurence Anyways" and "Go."

In response, Boğaziçi student clubs announced a film screening event on August 3, saying, "We are together despite censorship."

The school's LGBTI+ student club was shut down by the administration last year.