January 6, 2018

Turkish child marriage religious document sparks anger – BBC News

Turkey’s main opposition party has called for a parliamentary inquiry after the directorate of religious affairs said that, […]
December 8, 2015

Underage Brides in Turkey

Nuriye Kadan stated that 1/3 of Turkey’s marriages involve underage brides at a recent conference. Kadan is an […]
October 12, 2013

Sara Batuk was forced into marriage in Turkey by her father when she was still a teenager – only for him to rescue her four years later when he could see the appalling abuse she suffered.

Sara Batuk was forced into marriage in Turkey by her father when she was still a teenager, only […]
May 8, 2012

British Muslim leader caught on camera advocating female genital mutilation by taking girls abroad

A British Muslim leader has been caught on camera advocating female genital mutilation. Mohammed Abdul, the Imam of […]
January 15, 2012

Shocking gay “honor” killing in Turkey inspires movie

A shocking gay “honor” killing in Turkey has inspired a movie, “Zenne”, which has opened in theaters across […]
November 8, 2011

Turkish court reduces sentences for men accused of raping 13-year-old

Human rights groups have reacted with outrage after a Turkish appeals court reduced prison sentences for twenty-six (26) […]
November 8, 2011

In Turkey, “honor” killings claim new victims

The long history of “honor killing” against women and girls is well documented in the Middle East and […]
August 31, 2011

In Turkey, a mysterious spade of suicides raises the spectre of ‘honor’ killings.

Turkish suicides raise question of honor killings. Among concerns are that the increase in young women committing suicide […]
August 17, 2011

New report on violence against women in Turkey sheds light on inadequate enforcement of laws to protect women

Human Rights Watch has released a new report titled “He loves you, he beats you” on the precarious […]
July 25, 2011

With satire, a woman’s magazine tackles taboos in Turkey

Launched in March and produced by women cartoonists and women writers only, Bayan Yani, a Turkish magazine, has […]
June 10, 2011

Turkey: Backward Step for Women’s Rights

The Turkish government’s changes to the current Ministry for Women and Family is a step backward in its […]
May 24, 2011

Turkish counselor advocates polygamy

A Turkish family consultant says legalizing polygamy would protect women who are already involved in what are in […]
May 5, 2011

Report: Turkey Fails to Protect Women From Domestic Violence

Turkey came under fire in a report published this week by Human Rights Watch on its failure to […]
April 14, 2011

Turkey grapples with spike in ‘honor’ killings

A drastic rise in reported “honor” killings and fatal domestic violence in Turkey has sparked a vigorous debate […]
March 7, 2011

For Turkish women the killing never stops

Every day, a woman is killed in Turkey in the name of “honor,” something that should be stopped […]
March 3, 2011

Turkish police crack down on journalists

Turkish police on Thursday detained about 10 people, mostly journalists, in a crackdown on an alleged secularist network […]
November 24, 2010

VS Naipaul pulls out of writers’ event over Islam row

Author VS Naipaul has pulled out of an international writers’ conference in Istanbul over objections to his previous […]
July 30, 2010

Domestic abuse still a taboo in Turkey

Domestic abuse remains a taboo in Turkey, although the rate of abuse is high in both rural and […]
April 19, 2010

Stoning story draws attention of Turkish women’s federation

Following media reports about a powerful film depicting an Iranian woman’s stoning coming to Turkey, a leading women’s […]
February 5, 2010

Turkish girl ‘buried alive’ in family garden

A Turkish teenager found dead in a hole next to her house as a result of an “honor […]