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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...
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3.6 million jobs lost during pandemic in Turkey with women hit hardest: report

A total of 3.6 million jobs in Turkey have been lost since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with women the most affected, according...

Police detain 12 women’s rights activists in southeastern Diyarbakır province

Turkish police on Wednesday morning detained 12 women's rights activists in southeastern Diyarbakırprovince after raids on their homes, Turkish media reported. Adalet Kaya from the...

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...

Pregnant woman subjected to sexual harassment and insults by prosecutor during interrogation

Nigar Kocabaş, a pregnant woman who in 2016 was interrogated by Chief Public Prosecutor İbrahim Keskin in the northern Turkish city of Samsun for...

3-year-old prescribed psychiatric medication after mother locked up on bogus terrorism charges

Hülya Bayden, 31, said in a letter to pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and rights activist Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu that her 3-year-old daughter...

Turkey pulls out of landmark treaty protecting women from violence

Turkey on Saturday pulled out of the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women by presidential decree, in the latest...

Majority of poor women in Turkey only able to perform unpaid labor at home

Women in Turkey are often only able to perform unpaid labor at home rather than hold outside jobs and as a result suffer the...

Ex-soldier walks free as sentence suspended in rape case

A Turkish court has handed down a suspended sentence to a former noncommissioned officer standing trial for raping İpek Er, an 18-year-old Kurdish woman...

31 women fell victim to femicide in Turkey last month

A total of 31 women in Turkey fell victim to femicide in August, while 55 were injured in incidents of domestic violence, the Bianet...

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Human Rights in Turkey: 2022 in Review

Download PDF This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2022. Authoritarianism continued to gain ground...

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Download PDF   This report highlights the most important developments in the area of human rights in Turkey during the year 2021. Increasing pressure on the...
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