Local administration in Turkey

SPoD’s Result Declaration on the School of Local Politics

Source: SPoD,  “SPoD Yerel Yönetimler Siyaset Okulu Sonuç Bildirgesi,” (“SPoD’s Result Declaration on the School of Local Politics,”) 16 December 2013, http://www.spod.org.tr/siyasi-temsil-calismalari/?p=35

We, LGBTI rights activists from Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Dersim, Diyarbakır, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, İstanbul, İzmir, and Mersin got together at the School of Local Politics, organized by Social Policies, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies Association (SPoD) between November 11 and 17, 2013. For 6 days, we thought about and discussed how to use tools of local politics to secure equal rights and protections for LGBTI people, to jointly develop the demands to make our cities livable for LGBTI people, and to take the first steps to monitor local elections and local administrations.