Sodomy Laws

The Draft Bill Gives Hope to Homosexuals in Northern Cyprus

Source: “Kuzey Kıbrıs’ta Eşcinsellere Umut Veren Yasa Önerisi” (“The Draft Bill Gives Hope to Homosexuals in Northern Cyprus”), Kaos GL, 09 January 2014,

In Northern Cyprus, the deputies of the Turkish Republican Party- United Powers (CTP-BG), Doğuş Derya, Fazilet Özdenefe Kürşat and Tufan Erhürman, introduced a draft bill that can decriminalize homosexuality.

Together with the draft bill, “Acts against Morality” is totally changed and incorportated under the title of “Sex Crimes.” The revision also removes the description of “Crimes against Nature’s Rules” that leads to the criminalization of male homosexuality.