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Turkish court acquits abused woman of murdering her husband, setting a precedent for spouses...

A recent trial in which a court found an abused woman had acted in self-defense in killing her husband is crucial in setting a...
Musa Orhan

Woman abducted and raped by NCO in southeast Turkey dies in hospital after attempting...

An 18-year-old-woman who was abducted and raped by a noncommissioned officer (NCO) for 20 days in the southeastern city of Batman has died in...

Erdoğan targets spouse of imprisoned philanthropist Kavala, calls her a provocateur

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday targeted Professor Ayşe Buğra, the wife of imprisoned philanthropist and businessman Osman Kavala, accusing her of provoking...

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...

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...

At least 474 women murdered in Turkey in 2019: report

At least 474 women were murdered in Turkey in 2019, according to a report released by the We Will Stop Femicide Platform. The platform, which...

CoE called on to investigate gross rights violations suffered by women due to Ankara’s...

A rights group on International Women’s Day called for an investigation into rights violations suffered by women due to a crackdown by the Turkish...

4 out of every 10 Turkish women experience domestic violence, academic study says

Four out of every 10 Turkish women experience domestic violence during their lifetime, BBC Turkish service reported, citing a study by the Ankara-based Hacettepe...

Journalist Aslıhan Gençay disciplined for objecting to unlawful strip search in prison

Aslıhan Gençay, a former columnist for the Bianet and Siyasi Haber news websites, was disciplined for objecting to an unlawful strip search in central...

Woman speaks out about humiliating experiences during arrest and her children’s trauma

Hacer Koç, 44, one of the first women to come forward to share her experience of an unlawful strip-search in prison, talked to Bold...

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