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...

Kurdish not among 6 languages supported by app to be used against domestic violence

Kurdish will not be among the six languages and that will be supported by KADES, a smartphone app designed by the Turkish National Police...

Men dominate the TV news circuit in Turkey with 77 percent of all guest...

Seventy-seven percent of a total of 6,114 guests appearing on news and talk shows on Turkish TV are male, research conducted for the Association...

International community and organizations react to Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

World leaders, international and regional organizations and right groups have reacted negatively to Turkey's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, the Council of...

Female officer raped in detention by Turkish police had to abort pregnancy: report

A female officer who had served in the Turkish army had to have an abortion after she was raped in police custody, Lt. Abdulvahap...

13 participants in Women’s Day’s march in İstanbul detained on Erdoğan insult charges

Turkish police have detained 13 women including a minor who took part in a march to mark International Women’s Day on March 8 in...

Turkish women raise their voices against possible withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Amid the fear of Turkey’s possible withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe treaty designed to prevent violence and domestic abuse against...

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...

Women’s group protesting Erdogan’s all-female university detained in Ankara

A group of women was detained yesterday in Ankara after they attempted to stage a demonstration against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's initiative for an...

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...

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