Gay pride parade

Turkey LGBT: Scuffles at banned Istanbul transgender event

Several dozen activists turned up and were surrounded by police, after which scuffles began, with one man reportedly tearing up a gay rights banner.

The march was banned in order to "safeguard security and public order".

Istanbul Pride, which has occurred annually since 2003 and was due to be held on 26 June, was also prohibited.

Homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey - unlike in many Arab countries - but analysts say homophobia remains widespread.

Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade

This was confirmed by Israeli police and witnesses.

Police said the attacker, Yishai Schlissel, who was arrested at the scene for Thursday's attack, had been released from prison just three weeks ago, after serving a sentence for stabbing several people at the parade in 2005.

Six people were wounded in the attack, two of them seriously, Eli Bin of Israel's emergency service said.