I wasn’t allowed to breastfeed my twins, says woman unlawfully arrested over alleged Gülen...

“I wasn’t allowed to breastfeed my twin babies and had to throw away my breast milk during the time I was in police custody,”...

17 women’s rights activists face prison for insulting Erdoğan

A Turkish court has accepted an indictment that seeks prison sentences for 17 women’s rights activists on charges that include insulting President Recep Tayyip...

21 missing from girls home in Ankara: report

Twenty-one youngsters are missing from the Saray Home for Girls, which hosts young women aged 13 to 18, a report by the Turkey Human...

I worry about my unborn baby’s life, pregnant inmate with health problems says

Arzu Nur Özkan, a seven-month-pregnant former teacher, said she is afraid for her baby’s life because of the health problems she is experiencing due...

İstanbul’s healthcare director calls on residents to have at least 3 children

The provincial healthcare director of Turkey’s most populous city of İstanbul has called on the city’s residents to have at least three children, echoing...

Murder suspect out on bail accused of new femicide

Ümitcan Uygun, accused of murdering his girlfriend Aleyna Çakır (aka Sema Esen) and released from prison pending trial on July 17, was detained as...

44 women journalists subjected to police violence, 13 detained to date in 2021

Violence against female journalists has increased in Turkey, with 44 female journalists subjected to police violence and 13 detained while covering events in the...

Femicide victim was told by police to deal with abuse herself, witness testimony reveals

Remziye Yoldaş, who was murdered by her husband Veysi Yoldaş in August 2020, was told to "deal with it yourself” by police officers when...

Pandemic could be increasing underage marriages among migrants: Save the Children

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased poverty, which could lead to an increase in underage marriages among migrants in the Middle East and North Africa...

18 women killed by men, 20 more died suspiciously in Turkey in June: report

Eighteen women were murdered by men in Turkey in June and 20 more died under suspicious circumstances, in the third month since Turkish President...

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