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...

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...

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...

AKP lawmaker claims domestic violence cases in Turkey exaggerated by media

Hülya Atçı Nergis, a lawmaker from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), has said the media is exaggerating femicides and other incidents of...

Turkish women take to the streets of Istanbul against femicide and violation of women’s...

Thousands of women came together in Istanbul to demonstrate against a wide range of problems concerning women's rights in Turkey and the murder of...

Large percentage of women do not feel safe alone at night, says TurkStat report

A total of 27.3 percent of women living in Turkey do not feel safe on the street at night, according to a 2020 report...

AKP politician under fire again for claiming Gülen-linked women conceive in conjugal rooms

Özlem Zengin, a senior official from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), has come under fire once again due to remarks claiming that...

Female student subjected to unlawful strip-search files complaint amid government’s persistent denial

A female student who was subjected to an unlawful strip-search in detention has filed a complaint with the prosecutor’s office after top government officials...

Noncommissioned officer accused of abduction and rape remains free pending trial

A Turkish court yesterday rejected a request for the arrest of Musa Orhan, a noncommissioned gendarmerie officer who allegedly kidnapped and raped 18-year-old Ipek...

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...

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