Turkey shaken by brutal killings of 3 women in a single day

Three women in Turkey were brutally murdered by men on Tuesday, sending shockwaves across the country at a time when domestic violence has become...

Female journalists in Turkey face discrimination and harassment at work, says media association

Female journalists in Turkey face problems at work, ranging from unequal pay to sexual harassment, most frequently seen in local media outlets, according to...

Refugee women face rape, abuse and gross rights violations in Turkey

Refugees entering Turkey via the Iranian border have been facing human rights violations ranging from rape and sexual harassment to physical abuse and deprivation...

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...

Turkey’s interior minister denies strip-search claims, brands rights advocate MP a ‘terrorist’: report

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu denied recent claims made by pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu that police strip-search detainees, accusing...

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...

Scores of women tell of unlawful strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons after AKP deputy’s denial:...

A number of women subjected to unlawful strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons have come forward to talk about their experiences in videos shared on social...

Journalist speaks out on abuse in Turkish prison after launch of social media campaign...

Nur Ener Kılınç, a journalist who used to write for the Yeni Asya newspaper, after the launch of a social media campaign protesting the...
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Turkish Twitter users stand against sexual harassment and unlawful strip searches in Turkish prisons

Sexual harassment and unlawful strip-searches in Turkish prisons and detention centers were protested on Twitter on Tuesday after human rights activist and pro-Kurdish Peoples’...

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...

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