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...

Murders of women escalate in Turkey as 28 killed in March: report

As Turkey receives growing criticism for withdrawing from an international treaty to combat domestic violence, a report released by the Stop the Murder 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...

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...

Turkish police give incorrect information to women requesting help against abusive partners

Turkish police departments are giving incorrect and conflicting information to women who request assistance and protection against violent and abusive partners, Deutsche Welle (DW)...

Woman detained over links to Gülen movement after giving birth

A woman was detained less than 24 hours after delivering a baby yesterday for alleged affiliation with the Gülen movement, a faith-based group inspired...

Scores of women tell of unlawful strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons after AKP deputy’s denial:...

A number of women subjected to unlawful strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons have come forward to talk about their experiences in videos shared on social...
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UN rights chief criticizes Turkish gov’t for withdrawing from Istanbul Convention, detaining politicians and...

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in a press statement released today by her spokesperson Liz Throssell criticized the Turkish government...

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...

Activists call on Turkish government to take effective measures against femicide

Women's rights activists have started a new campaign against femicide in Turkey, calling on authorities to be more effective in preventing femicide and protecting...

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