On 25th May 2010, the EU parliamentaries, member of the joint Turkish-EU Parliamentary Commission met with representatives of non-governmental organizations at Istanbul Hilton Hotel.
The first intervention among the invited non-governmental organizations was made by Gülseren Onanç, the chair of Kagider, who spoke on the necessary steps in establishing the equality of men and women in employment.
Etyen Mahçupyan, the general publication director of the newspaper AGOS, intervened afterwards and expressed his views on the properties of minority funds and the reforms realized in the process of Turkey's membership accession to the EU.
The lawyer Yasemin Öz, who spoke on behalf of the organizations Kaos GL, Lambda Istanbul LGBT and Amargi Woman Cooperative said that the inability to prevent violence from the police and the society directed to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals as well as the insufficiency of the enquiries on violence acts hinder access to justice. Öz mentioned that in cases of violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, the reduction of sanctions on the basis of unjust provocation legalizes hate crimes, and that the legal changes against discrimination are vital not only for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals but for all minorities. She emphasized that the attempt to close all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual organizations is a clear violation of freedom of association.