Musa Orhan

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...

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...

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...

Turkey must implement, not abandon, convention on combatting violence against women, warns Amnesty International

Turkish authorities should fully implement the Council of Europe treaty designed to prevent violence and domestic abuse against women, known as the Istanbul Convention,...

Woman’s murder prompts calls to implement İstanbul Convention, already under threat of withdrawal by...

The murder of a 27-year-old woman by her ex-lover sparked outrage on Turkish social media on Tuesday, prompting a strong call for implementing the...

Health of woman arrested while pregnant worsens in prison

Sehat Sarı, who was arrested in the sixth month of her pregnancy and is being kept in prison despite a regulation requiring her release,...

I heard screams of women being raped at a Turkish detention center, says torture...

Erhan Doğan, who was tortured at a gymnasium-turned detention center in Turkey, recounted for the first time the torture he underwent and witnessed to...

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,...

Woman with 10-day-old baby arrested in southeastern city of Diyarbakır

Eylem Oyunlu, the mother of a 10-day-old baby and a 2-year-old toddler, has been arrested in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır on charges of...

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...

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Turkey’s Judicial Council: Guarantor or Annihilator of Judicial Independence

Download PDF   This report focuses on Turkey’s top judicial administrative body (HSK, previously HSYK) and the country’s judicial architecture. It provides an assessment of the...

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