11 stunning portraits of hot, queer Istanbul men, starring this very sexy couple (NSFW)

Gay mag Elska captures a perfect portrait of young gay love in Turkey

Amazing gay bookazine Elska has profiled gay locals in cities like Reykjavik, Lisbon and Taipei in the past – but for its new issue, it headed to Istanbul in Turkey.

Speaking about the difficulties of producing an issue in the city – where officials have recently cracked down on Pride marches – editor Liam Campbell admits he had concerns.

‘At first I was worried about whether doing an issue in Istanbul was feasible at all. Being a predominantly Moslem country, I feared that society would be too closed and it would be impossible to find men to participate,’ he says.

‘However, despite the troubles, Istanbul is bar none the LGBT capital of the Moslem world, full of passionate people who fight to find their place and not be invisible. It was actually one of the easiest issues yet in terms of finding men to shoot.

‘Providing a stage for men who are too often hidden in their country feels especially rewarding, and it challenges the stereotypes of readers, which abound particularly toward Islamic countries which many think are devoid of gay culture.’

To see a list of where Elska Magazine is sold around the world or to order a copy online, visit elskamagazine.comelska_istanbul_Furkanelska_06_istanbul_Yuchi elska_06_istanbul
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