Turkey to officially abandon Istanbul Convention on July 1

Turkey will officially withdraw from an international convention that aims to combat domestic violence on July 1, Turkish Minute reported, citing a presidential decree...

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...

Turkey’s interior minister denies strip-search claims, brands rights advocate MP a ‘terrorist’: report

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu denied recent claims made by pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu that police strip-search detainees, accusing...

Turkey’s Erdoğan is on a rampage against rights and democracy, says Human Rights Watch

The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is escalating its assaults on critics, parliamentary democracy and women's rights, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) in...
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Woman abducted and raped by NCO in southeast Turkey dies in hospital after attempting...

An 18-year-old-woman who was abducted and raped by a noncommissioned officer (NCO) for 20 days in the southeastern city of Batman has died in...

Erdoğan targets spouse of imprisoned philanthropist Kavala, calls her a provocateur

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday targeted Professor Ayşe Buğra, the wife of imprisoned philanthropist and businessman Osman Kavala, accusing her of provoking...

Opposition deputy takes deportation of Iranian asylum seekers to parliament

Gülistan Kılıç Koçyiğit, a deputy from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), has submitted a parliamentary question about Turkish authorities' decision to deport four Iranian...

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...

CoE called on to investigate gross rights violations suffered by women due to Ankara’s...

A rights group on International Women’s Day called for an investigation into rights violations suffered by women due to a crackdown by the Turkish...

4 out of every 10 Turkish women experience domestic violence, academic study says

Four out of every 10 Turkish women experience domestic violence during their lifetime, BBC Turkish service reported, citing a study by the Ankara-based Hacettepe...

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