German gay film festival banned in Turkey
The organisers Pink Life QueerFest Four had planned to screen four films at cinemas on 16 and 17 November.
They said the decision “deprives us of our constitutional rights”.
Homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey but activists say homophobia remains widespread.
In a statement, Ankara’s governor office said the festival’s content “could incite grudges and enmity toward a part of society”.