Turkey sets clock back 10 years on women’s rights, says Amnesty International

Turkey has set the clock back 10 years on women's rights by withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention and has also set a “terrifying precedent,”...

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...

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)...

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...

17 women killed by men, 20 more died suspiciously in Turkey in May: report

Seventeen women were murdered by men in Turkey in May and 20 more died under suspicious circumstances, in the second month after Turkish President...

Famous Turkish actress indicted for ‘insulting’ former soldier accused of rape

An indictment drafted by an Ankara prosecutor seeks a prison sentence of up to two years for Ezgi Mola, a popular Turkish actress, on...

2 more infants join their mothers in Turkish prison as crackdown on dissidents continues

As families continue to fall victim to Turkey's post-coup purge, two more infants, 3-month-old Mehmet Mirza and 1-year-old Ahmet Ümit, joined their mothers in...

Minister under fire for claiming ‘tolerable level’ of domestic violence during pandemic

Turkey’s Minister of Family and Social Services Derya Yanık has attracted widespread criticism due to remarks suggesting that Turkey has experienced “tolerable levels” of...

5 pct of Turkish women exposed to sexual violence in past year according to...

Five percent of Turkish women were exposed to sexual violence in the past year according to data shared by Minister of Family and Social...

Majority of poor women in Turkey only able to perform unpaid labor at home

Women in Turkey are often only able to perform unpaid labor at home rather than hold outside jobs and as a result suffer the...

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