The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is alarmed about the news that the Turkish police and unknown perpetrators today violently disbanded the 13th Istanbul LGBT pride march. Photographer and journalists were attacked by the police. Four protesters were taken to hospital.
LGBT journalist Yıldız Tar from bianet.org was battered by police. Çiçek Tahaoğlu, also working for bianet.org, was disrupted by police.
SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East Europe. SEEMO’s press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.