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This Coda elaborates on the changing forms and meanings of violent intimacies in trans lives in the ongoing sociopolitical transformations in Turkey especially since the Gezi protests in 2013 and the coup-attempt in 2016. In the post-coup-attempt period, the sociopolitical environment in Turkey has become more oppressive and authoritarian for different social and political groups, including queer and trans people. The boundary between legal and illegal, freedom and prohibition, has been constantly shifting, and redefining queer and trans lives within a spatial economy of violence. Visibility for lgbti+ people has brought greater scrutiny, increased vulnerability, and surveillance by state institutions and social actors. The government has heightened the pressure on several lgbti+ organizations and activities, and banned Pride Week since 2015. In spite of this political climate, queer and trans people, alongside many others, continue to imagine the world otherwise and produce alternative life projects that emerge out of everyday conditions under growing authoritarianism.

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