At least 80 pregnant women detained or arrested in Turkey’s post-coup crackdown

At least 80 pregnant women have been arbitrarily detained or arrested over their suspected links to the Gülen movement, which is accused by the...

25 women in Turkey fell victim to femicide in July

Twenty-five women were murdered by men in Turkey in July, while nine died under suspicious circumstances, according to data from the We Will Stop Femicide Platform...

I heard screams of women being raped at a Turkish detention center, says torture...

Erhan Doğan, who was tortured at a gymnasium-turned detention center in Turkey, recounted for the first time the torture he underwent and witnessed to...

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...

Istanbul Convention withdrawal put children’s rights at risk: Rights group

The Partnership Network, a children’s rights group representing 33 nongovernmental organizations, has warned that Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention has the potential to...

18 women killed by men, 20 more died suspiciously in Turkey in June: report

Eighteen women were murdered by men in Turkey in June and 20 more died under suspicious circumstances, in the third month since Turkish President...

Migrant women subject to sexual harassment and physical violence on their journey to Turkey,...

Sociologist Didem Danış has said migrant women face many hurdles on their journey to Turkey, including sexual harassment and physical violence. Speaking to BBC Turkish...

Critically ill woman remains in prison despite hospital report recommending her release

Gülden Aşık, 43, a mother of three who suffers from thyroid cancer, remains in prison despite a medical report from Bandırma Hospital in Turkey’s...

Celebrity gets suspended sentence for ‘insulting’ former soldier convicted of rape

A Turkish court has handed down a suspended sentence to popular actress Farah Zeynep Abdullah on insult charges due to her criticism of a...

Strip search of women in Turkey used for humiliation, witness testimonies show

The testimony of an increasing number of women detained on terrorism charges shows that Turkish security forces use strip searches unlawfully and systematically in...

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Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement and Opposition Groups: 2023 in Review

The Turkish government’s persecution of the Kurdish political movement and pressures on other opposition groups persisted throughout 2023, a year in which Turkey held...

Turkey’s Crackdown on the Gülen Movement: 2023 in Review

The Gülen movement is a worldwide civic initiative rooted in the spiritual and humanistic tradition of Islam and inspired by the ideas of Fethullah...

Minority and Refugee Rights: 2023 in Review

Minority groups in Turkey suffered discrimination, hate speech and assaults, while a climate of impunity emboldened the offenders. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his far-right ally...

Press Freedom in Turkey: 2023 in Review

The Turkish government continued to enjoy almost full control over the traditional media in 2023, with most mainstream outlets run by people and businesses...

Torture, Inhuman Treatment and Conditions in Turkish Prisons: 2023 in Review

Turkey has experienced a marked resurgence of torture and ill-treatment in custody over the past seven years and especially since a coup attempt on...

Crackdown on Human Rights Defenders in Turkey: 2023 in Review

The situation of human rights defenders in Turkey has significantly deteriorated since a coup attempt in July 2016, with the HRDs subjected to judicial...

Turkey’s Transnational Repression: 2023 in Review

Since a coup attempt in July 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s long arm has reached tens of thousands of Turkish citizens abroad. From...

Human Rights Violations and Negligence: Feb. 2023 Earthquakes

On February 6, magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes affected 11 provinces in Turkey’s south and southeast, killing more than 50,000 people and leaving millions homeless. The devastating...