Is it homophobia or a response to the region's toxic masculinity?
Photographer Jim Mavros captures the oily rituals of one of the oldest sports on the planet
"I know how very important it is to receive aid," says Subhi Nahas, "especially when you are in a new country."
Turkey's military has done away with an unscientific, invasive exam which seeks to "prove" that potential military conscripts are gay, and therefore ineligible for service.
The disturbing scenes show how far the global LGBT community is from equality.