Pregnant woman subjected to sexual harassment and insults by prosecutor during interrogation

Nigar Kocabaş, a pregnant woman who in 2016 was interrogated by Chief Public Prosecutor İbrahim Keskin in the northern Turkish city of Samsun for...

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...

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...

29 women in Turkey killed in domestic violence in November: Platform Against Femicide

A total of 29 women in Turkey have been killed in incidents of domestic violence and 10 women died under suspicious circumstances in November,...

Iranian anti-hijab activist held in repatriation center in Turkey faces risk of deportation

Nasibe Shemsai, 36, an Iranian activist known for protesting the mandatory hijab law in Iran who fled to Turkey, is now in a repatriation...

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...

Journalist Aslıhan Gençay disciplined for objecting to unlawful strip search in prison

Aslıhan Gençay, a former columnist for the Bianet and Siyasi Haber news websites, was disciplined for objecting to an unlawful strip search in central...

Mother of 9-month-old baby sent to prison in defiance of legal provisions

Suna Aras, the mother of a 9-month-old baby, was sent to prison in violation of a law that requires the postponement of the execution...

Woman imprisoned with 40-day-old infant on trumped-up terror charges denied parole

A woman who was arrested with her 40-day-old baby on trumped-up terror charges in 2016 was denied release from prison by the parole board...

Pregnant woman and husband detained, forced to leave 3 children behind

Zeynep Doğan (33), who is seven months pregnant, and her husband Ahmet Doğan (39) were detained on Friday and were forced to leave their...

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