© 2017 by Mustafa Boga

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Testimony

Medium: Performance

Duration: 1 hour

Year: 2019

 

During this performance, l read The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) personality test. It is the most widely used and researched standardized psychometric test of adult personality and psychopathology. This test is one of the necessary steps required to receive a pink certificate in Turkey to avoid military duty for marginalized groups. While military service is mandatory for all Turkish men - they can only be exempt if they are ill, disabled or homosexual. But proving homosexuality is a humiliating ordeal. Turkey's military hospitals still define homosexuality as an illness, taking this, 1968 version of a document, by the American Psychiatric Association as their one of guides.

Many thanks for Space (BYOP) to host the event.

Documentation by Tugba Tirpan.

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