By Jana Nakhal Taştan, Lebanese feminist academic and urban researcher.
Returning from abroad is a sign of failure for many. While those who are able to go and those who go are praised, those who don’t/can’t go or those who go and decide to come back are seen as “failures”, “cowards” or “those who can’t hold on”. Hazan Özturan, as a departure and returner, has an objection to this prejudiced and competitive approach.
In his first article, Kaos GL activist and Green Left Party PM member Remzi Altunpolat focused on the anti-LGBTIQ+ policies of the AKP government. In his second article, he focuses on the opposition’s record on LGBTIQ+ rights.
The government’s anti-LGBTI+ policies and the opposition’s lack of policy in the run-up to the elections by Kaos GL activist and Yeşil Sol Party PM member Remzi Altunpolat
Özgür Güneş Öztürk’s article, previously published on catarsimagazin.cat, was translated into English by Pelin Doğan for Velvele.