Woman faces detention over alleged Gülen links immediately after giving birth: report

A woman who gave birth in the early hours of the new year in the Turkish capital city of Ankara faces detention due to...

Women’s rights activists demand reinstatement of Istanbul Convention after 2 more femicides

Two women were murdered by their partners on Thursday, causing an outcry among women's rights activists, who demanded reinstatement of the Istanbul Convention, an...

Turkish police raid Left Party for banner protesting withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Turkish police raided the Left Party’s (SOL Parti) Artvin branch on Friday due to a banner protesting Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, the...

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...

Migrant women subject to sexual harassment and physical violence on their journey to Turkey,...

Sociologist Didem Danış has said migrant women face many hurdles on their journey to Turkey, including sexual harassment and physical violence. Speaking to BBC Turkish...

Turkish women should slam anybody who mentions Istanbul Convention: Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that from now on, women in Turkey should react negatively to people who start their sentence with...

Famous Turkish actress convicted of ‘insulting’ former soldier accused of rape

Ezgi Mola, a popular Turkish actress, was convicted on insult charges after she protested in a tweet in August 2020 the release of a...

24 women in Turkey killed by men, 16 died under suspicious circumstances, says report...

A total of 24 women in Turkey were killed in incidents of domestic violence and 16 died under suspicious circumstances in April, the We...

Turkish women start social media campaign against withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Prominent women in Turkey have started a social media campaign against the government’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe’s...

Turkish women’s rights activist to receive Germany’s Anne Klein Women’s Award 2021

Canan Arın, 78, a Turkish lawyer and women’s rights activist, has been announced as the recipient of Germany’s Anne Klein Women’s Award 2021, according...

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