Turkey Bans German Gay Film Festival

Officials in Turkey have banned a German-language gay films festival due to be held in the capital Ankara, saying it could incite hatred or be a target of terror attacks. The organisers of Pink Life QueerFest Four had planned to screen four films at cinemas on November 16 and 17 and said the decision to ban the festival "deprives us of our constitutional rights". Although homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey, activists say homophobia remains widespread, and the event's organisers said the festival had already been attacked on social media prior to the ban.