Homosexuality a Mental Illness in Turkish Military
As of 2009, military service is still mandatory for men over the age of 18 in Turkey. But one method to avoid conscription has emerged: claiming that you're gay.
Homosexuality is considered a mental illness by the Turkish military, disqualifying the male from duty. But the catch is that this 'physiological disorder' must be proved with explicit, pornographic photos of the individual engaging in homosexual relations.