To get out of service in the Turkish army, not only do you have to prove you are gay, but you have to be a bottom. Tops are considered straight. You have to bring in a porn photo of yourself getting.... well, you know.
I had no idea! Also the Ottoman Empire legalized gay sex in 1858 - and Texas still hasn't (just not enforcable, due to supreme court decision - but still illegal). 1858! And that's a muslim country!
I lived in Turkey for 18 months in when I was 20. Guys openly made passes at me all the time. I was so naive then - they had to be very blatant for me to figure it out. Who would have thought that Turkey was more progressive then than the US.
The military doesn't seem to be. How degrading!