Police detain 6 during demonstration against Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Turkish police detained six people on Saturday who took part in a demonstration in support of the Istanbul Convention,  the Council of Europe’s (CoE)...

Jailed mother separated from her premature newborn, not allowed to breastfeed for 6 days

Özlem Meci, who was arrested during a pregnancy in 2017 in an attempt to force her wanted husband to surrender, was separated from her...

The Year in Review: Women’s Rights

The year 2020 has witnessed an increase in rights violations against women in Turkey, with rising numbers of femicide cases amid discussions of withdrawing...
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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...

Woman’s murder prompts calls to implement İstanbul Convention, already under threat of withdrawal by...

The murder of a 27-year-old woman by her ex-lover sparked outrage on Turkish social media on Tuesday, prompting a strong call for implementing the...

Woman detained over links to Gülen movement after giving birth

A woman was detained less than 24 hours after delivering a baby yesterday for alleged affiliation with the Gülen movement, a faith-based group inspired...

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...

Pregnant Turkish inmate suffers anxiety attack after being denied medication

Esra Uymaz Saral, a 27-year-old Turkish woman who was arrested in İzmir when she was four and-a-half-months pregnant, has reportedly suffered an anxiety attack...

At least 15,557 women murdered in Turkey since start of AKP rule: report

Violence against women has dramatically increased since the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, and at least 15,557 women have...

Opposition mayor faces probe over billboards promoting Istanbul Convention

The Turkish Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into Bilecik Mayor Semih Şahin from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), along with others,...

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