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For Turkey’s LGBT+ community, discrimination said to loom larger

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(Corrects how Hakiki identifies and makes clear references are to the broader LGBT+ rather than transgender community) By Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) -Cayan Hakiki trimmed their finger nails and scrubbed off the polish last week in order to take Turkish university entrance exams without being hassled, as advocacy groups say LGBT+ people face increasingly open discrimination. “I didn’t want any problems at the entrance,” Hakiki, 23, told Reuters at home in the capital Ankara. Hakiki identifies as “lubunya” in Turkish, a term that refers to people who identify with LGBT+ culture but for which …

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