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JAN 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Northern Cyprus Decriminalizes Gay Sex, Becomes Last European Territory To Do So

By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Turkish Cypriot-controlled northern Cyprus on Monday became the last territory in Europe to decriminalise sexual relations between consenting, adult men. Its parliament voted to abolish the criminal code provisions that carried five year prison sentences. Same-sex relationships between women were not mentioned in the code. "We decriminalised homosexuality but we also changed that whole section (of the code) to modernise laws protecting human rights," lawmaker Bogus Derya told Reuters, speaking ... Read More

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