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Women’s rights activists slam government proposal to combat gender-based violence as ‘inadequate’

Women’s rights activists have criticized a government proposal to combat gender-based violence, saying it was inadequate to protect women and lenient on perpetrators of...

‘Make their voices heard’: Turkish women fight femicide

A group of female activists prepare banners ahead of a march in İstanbul: "Keep the feminist rebellion going", reads one, "We don't have to...

Turkish women’s rights activists call for thorough probe into female suicide cases and accidental deaths

Two Turkish women’s rights activists said in an interview that during the COVID-19 pandemic there had been an increase in female suicides and accidental...

3 women detained by police acting without a warrant for attending demonstration

Turkish police on Wednesday detained three women, whose identities were not disclosed, during a raid on their homes in Istanbul, despite not having a...

Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals president says femicide cases in Turkey exaggerated

President of Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals Mehmet Akarca said in a controversial remark on Friday that femicide was exaggerated in Turkey as the...

280 women murdered in Turkey in 2021: report

There were 280 cases of femicide and 217 women died under suspicious circumstances in Turkey in 2021, according to a report by a women’s...

Turkish judge draws criticism for saying women should not demonstrate against femicide

A judge at the İstanbul 58th Penal Court of First Instance sparked criticism from women’s rights activists after saying during a hearing that women...

Turkish prosecutor requests reduced sentence for man in infamous femicide case

A Turkish prosecutor has requested a reduced sentence for Fedai Varan, who slit his ex-wife’s throat in broad daylight in 2019, the Stockholm Center...

Turkey’s top court rules gross negligence of authorities in femicide case

The Turkish Constitutional Court ruled on October 29 that the authorities had not taken the necessary precautions to protect a woman who was killed...

Turkish women should slam anybody who mentions Istanbul Convention: Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that from now on, women in Turkey should react negatively to people who start their sentence with...

Women’s rights activists demand reinstatement of Istanbul Convention after 2 more femicides

Two women were murdered by their partners on Thursday, causing an outcry among women’s rights activists, who demanded reinstatement of the Istanbul Convention, an...

Turkish court denies prosecutor’s request to arrest former NCO for raping girl

A Turkish court on Thursday denied a prosecutor’s request for the arrest of former noncommissioned officer (NCO) Musa Orhan for allegedly raping İpek Er,...

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