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,...

Woman with 10-day-old baby arrested in southeastern city of Diyarbakır

Eylem Oyunlu, the mother of a 10-day-old baby and a 2-year-old toddler, has been arrested in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır on charges of...

Women’s rights movements, Turkish Twitter users fight back as release law, COVID-19 crisis spur...

The number of Turkish women suffering from domestic violence surged after some 90,000 convicts were freed under an early release law and the onset...

MP brings case of young Kurdish woman murdered in Afrin to Turkish Parliament

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 7 that a young Kurdish woman was found dead in Al-Fayraziyah village near the...

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...

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 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...

More than 1 mln women in Turkey victims of violence in past five years

A total of 1,015,337 women were the victims of violence in Turkey in the last five years, according to data released by the Interior...

Turkey ranks 130th out of 153 countries in gender gap report

Among a total of 153 countries, Turkey ranks 130th with respect to inequalities between men and women, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF)...

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