24 women in Turkey killed by men, 16 died under suspicious circumstances, says report...

A total of 24 women in Turkey were killed in incidents of domestic violence and 16 died under suspicious circumstances in April, the We...

Top prosecutor demands reversal of Turkey’s Istanbul Convention withdrawal

Aytaç Kurt, the chief public prosecutor of Turkey’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, has demanded the cancellation of a presidential decree that...

Women’s rights activists to demonstrate at top court for reinstatement of Istanbul Convention

Representatives from Turkey’s women’s rights organizations and lawyers will gather early on April 28 in front of the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative...

Hundreds rally against threat to close Turkish women’s rights group

Hundreds of people demonstrated on Saturday in several Turkish cities including İstanbul and Ankara against a move to close one of the country’s most...

Turkish authorities start legal process to close down the We Will Stop Femicide Platform

Turkish authorities have started the legal process to close down women's rights organization the We Will Stop Femicide Platform (Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu). The platform...

TİHV YouTube video reveals police mistreatment in Turkey

In a recently released YouTube video, the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) revealed that three of their female activists had been mistreated by...

Turkish authorities arrest pregnant women, sparking public outrage

A five-months-pregnant woman was arrested on Sunday for alleged links to the Gülen movement, sparking outrage among activists and opposition politicians, the Bold Medya...

25 women in Turkey victims of femicide in March

A total of 25 women were murdered in Turkey in March, while 19 women died under suspicious circumstances, the Duvar news website reported. Among those...

Biggest problem faced by women in Turkey is domestic violence, survey shows

A survey conducted by the Ankara-based Metropoll in March has revealed that domestic violence is the biggest problem faced by women in Turkey, Turkish...

Mothers and children suffer from overcrowding, sickness and neglect in Izmir’s Şakran Prison

A female inmate on Thursday said women and children in her ward in Izmir's Şakran Prison were suffering from overcrowding, sickness and neglect, the...

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