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31 women fell victim to femicide in Turkey in August

A total of 31 women in Turkey fell victim to femicide in August, while 55 were injured in incidents of domestic violence, the Stockholm...

UN rapporteur urges Turkey to rejoin women’s treaty

The UN rapporteur on violence against women urged Turkey on Wednesday to reverse its decision to drop out of a European treaty combating gender-based...

Turkey’s top court says Erdoğan had right to withdraw from women’s treaty

In a move likely to spark a fresh wave of protests from women’s rights groups, Turkey’s top administrative court on Tuesday ruled that President...

Turkish court releases man convicted of killing woman’s abusive boyfriend

Kadir Şeker, who was convicted of killing a man after Şeker saw him beating his girlfriend in a public park in 2020, has been...

259 women murdered in Turkey since withdrawal from Istanbul Convention: rights group

Turkey has seen the murder of at least 259 women at the hands of men since the country’s official withdrawal in July 2021 from...

Murderers of women get reduced sentences after exit from Istanbul Convention: rights group

The number of femicide cases resulting in a reduced sentence handed down to the male murderer has increased since Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul...

Man who killed ex-lover gets reduced sentence on grounds he was ‘provoked’

In a move that angered rights groups, a Turkish court on Monday handed down a reduced sentence of 23 years to a man who...

Women stage protest against attempt to close anti-femicide group in Turkey

Several hundred women protested outside an İstanbul court on Wednesday ahead of a hearing to close a well-known anti-femicide campaign group, Agence France-Presse reported. Waving...

Women’s rights activists to demonstrate at top court for reinstatement of Istanbul Convention

Representatives from Turkey’s women’s rights organizations and lawyers will gather early on April 28 in front of the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative...

Closure case against women’s rights group based on complaint by AKP member: journalist

The legal process recently started by Turkish authorities to close down women’s rights organization the We Will Stop Femicide Platform (Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu)...

At least 25 women were victims of domestic violence in Turkey in March: report

Turkey witnessed the murder of at least 25 women at the hands of men in March, according to a report drafted by the Bianet...

Biggest problem faced by women in Turkey is domestic violence, survey shows

A survey conducted by the Ankara-based Metropoll in March has revealed that domestic violence is the biggest problem faced by women in Turkey, local...

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