Turkey must implement, not abandon, convention on combatting violence against women, warns Amnesty International

Turkish authorities should fully implement the Council of Europe treaty designed to prevent violence and domestic abuse against women, known as the Istanbul Convention,...

Ankara prosecutor launches investigation into campaign against unlawful strip-searches

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into recent social media posts and news reports exposing the extensive use of strip-searches...

Women’s group protesting Erdogan’s all-female university detained in Ankara

A group of women was detained yesterday in Ankara after they attempted to stage a demonstration against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's initiative for an...

52.3 pct of Turks are against withdrawal from Istanbul Convention: survey

A survey conducted by pollster Metropoll has revealed that 52.3 percent of Turks are against the government's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention,...

Woman imprisoned with 40-day-old infant on trumped-up terror charges denied parole

A woman who was arrested with her 40-day-old baby on trumped-up terror charges in 2016 was denied release from prison by the parole board...

Mother of toddler arrested in defiance of legal provisions

Sultan and İbrahim Ataş, the parents of a 14-month-old-toddler and a 3-year-old girl, were arrested on Sunday despite legal provisions that require postponement of...

İstanbul Convention for preventing domestic violence splits Erdoğan’s party

The İstanbul Convention, signed by member countries of the Council of Europe in 2011 to promote women’s rights and prevent domestic violence in societies,...
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Sex crime convictions increased 10-fold in Turkey in 10 years: report

The number of people convicted of sex crimes in Turkey saw a sharp increase from 562 in 2009 to 5,800 in 2019, a 10-fold...

Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention is a ‘worrying step backwards’: UN human rights experts

Turkey’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe’s (CoE) binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women, is “a...

Turkish women stage sit-in for reinstatement of Istanbul Convention

Dozens of women gathered in central Taksim Square in İstanbul on Monday to stage a protest against Turkey’s withdrawal from an international convention to...

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