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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Noncommissioned officer accused of abduction and rape remains free pending trial

A Turkish court yesterday rejected a request for the arrest of Musa Orhan, a noncommissioned gendarmerie officer who allegedly kidnapped and raped 18-year-old Ipek...

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...

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...

Woman’s murder prompts calls to implement İstanbul Convention, already under threat of withdrawal by...

The murder of a 27-year-old woman by her ex-lover sparked outrage on Turkish social media on Tuesday, prompting a strong call for implementing the...

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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