Turkish police adopt ISIS-like torture tactics, see women and girls as sex slaves: report

The terrible accounts of the torture of people in police custody at an unofficial detention site in Turkey, related by multiple victims in court...

Mother of toddler arrested in defiance of legal provisions

Sultan and İbrahim Ataş, the parents of a 14-month-old-toddler and a 3-year-old girl, were arrested on Sunday despite legal provisions that require postponement of...

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...

Turkey shaken by brutal killings of 3 women in a single day

Three women in Turkey were brutally murdered by men on Tuesday, sending shockwaves across the country at a time when domestic violence has become...

29 women in Turkey killed in domestic violence in November: Platform Against Femicide

A total of 29 women in Turkey have been killed in incidents of domestic violence and 10 women died under suspicious circumstances in November,...

Pregnant woman subjected to sexual harassment and insults by prosecutor during interrogation

Nigar Kocabaş, a pregnant woman who in 2016 was interrogated by Chief Public Prosecutor İbrahim Keskin in the northern Turkish city of Samsun for...

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...

284 women killed in Turkey in domestic violence in 2020: report

At least 284 women were killed in Turkey at the hands of men in 2020, according to a parliamentary question submitted by an opposition...

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...

İstanbul Convention for preventing domestic violence splits Erdoğan’s party

The İstanbul Convention, signed by member countries of the Council of Europe in 2011 to promote women’s rights and prevent domestic violence in societies,...

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