The pink certificate

Docu 23.10.2023

Military service is mandatory for all Turkish men, except if they are ill, disabled, or LGBTI+. Turkiye is practically the only member state of NATO that bans queer people from the army, and one of very few in Europe. Until a decade ago, the ‘disorder’ had to be proven through a variety of procedures including the submission of erotic content. What does it mean to be labeled with the so called ‘pink certificate’? Creator: Stijn De Meester