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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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...