1,687 women sought help from Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter in 2020

A total of 1,687 women subjected to various types of domestic violence sought help from the Mor Çatı Women's Shelter in 2020, according to...

Turkish police detain 4 women activists protesting withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Four female activists were detained on Tuesday for protesting Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe’s (CoE) binding treaty to prevent...

Turkish Interior minister claims number of femicides declined in first quarter of 2021

As Turkey receives growing criticism for withdrawing from an international treaty to combat domestic violence, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has claimed the number of...

Turkish police raid Left Party for banner protesting withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Turkish police raided the Left Party’s (SOL Parti) Artvin branch on Friday due to a banner protesting Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, the...

Turkish authorities arrest 6 women’s rights activists in Diyarbakır

Six women’s rights activists who were among 26 detained in a police raid on the Rosa Women's Association in southeastern Diyarbakır province on April...

Opposition deputy takes deportation of Iranian asylum seekers to parliament

Gülistan Kılıç Koçyiğit, a deputy from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), has submitted a parliamentary question about Turkish authorities' decision to deport four Iranian...

Iranian asylum seekers detained for attending peaceful Istanbul Convention protest in Turkey

Four Iranian asylum seekers were detained yesterday for participating in a demonstration against Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe’s (CoE)...

Brother of young woman found dead in AKP deputy’s home demands justice

The brother of Nadira Kadirova, a young woman from Uzbekistan who was found dead in the home of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)...

Murders of women escalate in Turkey as 28 killed in March: report

As Turkey receives growing criticism for withdrawing from an international treaty to combat domestic violence, a report released by the Stop the Murder of...

AKP deputy says women are also to blame for male violence and femicide

Hülya Atçı Nergis, a deputy from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), said in a controversial remark that women also bear some guilt...

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