MS (Risk-Homosexual) Turkey CG  UKIAT 05654
Date of hearing: 2 October 2002
Date Determination notified: 6 December 2002
|Secretary of State for the Home Department||RESPONDENT|
The Adjudicator's determination.
"There are no laws specifically concerning homosexual acts. In the penal code there are articles which are intended to safeguard public morals, and which can be used against homosexuals".
Mr Siddle also submitted evidence of the banning of a party of gay tourists in Turkey.
"Whilst I recognise that the Appellant claims to have been warned against making a complaint the fact remains that he did not register a complaint nor does he claim to have received any physical injuries as a result of the attack. I recognise that in a country where homosexuals are viewed with contempt it is possible that he was indeed subjected to a homosexual rape but I am unable to find, even to the lower Sivakumaran standard that such an attack did in fact take place".
The Appellant's Submissions
The Respondent's Submissions
A R MACKEY