Appalling violence against students holding Pride March

On April 19, 2019, the Regional Administrative Court in Ankara removed the indefinite ban on any LGBTQIA events in the city, which was introduced in 2017 under the state of emergency rule. In response, the LGBTQIA student solidarity group at the Middle East Technical University (METU) organized a Pride march for May 10. However, despite the court decision decriminalizing the event, METU administration sent out an announcement on May 6 that banned all LGBTQIA events held at the university campus.