‘Murder every day’: Turkish women fearful after treaty exit

Turkish women feel more vulnerable and legally unprotected since Turkey withdrew from a convention that activists argued helped deter male violence, according to women’s...

Pro-gov’t columnist Dilipak called LGBTQ people, not women’s rights activists, ‘prostitutes,’ his lawyer claims

At a court hearing on Wednesday the lawyer for pro-government columnist Abdurrahman Dilipak said his client had not targeted women supporting the Istanbul Convention...

Study reveals 60 percent of Turks have witnessed violence against women

A new study has revealed that almost 60 percent of Turks have witnessed violence against women in their immediate environment amid calls for reinstatement...

Female worker reveals inhumane working conditions at Dardanel fish company

A female worker revealed in an anonymous Twitter thread on November 6 the inhumane working conditions at Turkey's Dardanel fish company, sparking outrage among...

Turkish authorities issue detention warrant for police officer accused of unlawful strip-search

Turkish authorities issued a detention warrant on Tuesday for female police officer Songül Eken Kılıç for conducting an unlawful strip-search of architect Mücella Yapıcı...

Bar associations call on Erdoğan to stop targeting Istanbul Convention

In a joint statement on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s latest remarks regarding the Istanbul Convention, eight of Turkey’s bar associations have urged him to...

Turkish women should slam anybody who mentions Istanbul Convention: Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that from now on, women in Turkey should react negatively to people who start their sentence with...

Women’s rights activists demand reinstatement of Istanbul Convention after 2 more femicides

Two women were murdered by their partners on Thursday, causing an outcry among women's rights activists, who demanded reinstatement of the Istanbul Convention, an...

Famous Turkish actress convicted of ‘insulting’ former soldier accused of rape

Ezgi Mola, a popular Turkish actress, was convicted on insult charges after she protested in a tweet in August 2020 the release of a...

Top court issues landmark ruling to investigate gov’t officials for negligence in femicide case

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has issued a landmark decision in the case of government officials accused of negligence in the murder of academic Serpil Erfındık,...

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